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is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by kaengo » 2019/10/06 13:04:26

Hi,
I switched from Centos 7/KDE to Centos 8/gnome.
Now I'm missing urgently a packet manager,
which shows the installed repos and allows to see, which software is included, which is installed.
I want to have clearly arranged listings, as yumex provided them (with some limitations)
The Gnome ,Software Tool' which has been come with gnome is terrible!

Greetings,
Holger
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Re: is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by eddiener » 2019/10/09 15:00:00

I will second that. I am used to yumex with CentOS7 and would like it to work in CentOS8, or find something closely equivalent. The usual Software package manager does not make it easy to find anything. Is there an equivalent dnf package manager to yumex anywhere ? I know in Fedora there is dnfdragora, which is pretty good. Does it exist in CentOS8 ?

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Re: is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by bluegroper » 2020/02/12 10:24:19

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# dnf search dnf
Sadly, it seems there's no dnf graphical tool/s in CentOS 8. :-(
I'm not a complete idiot. There's still a few pieces missing.

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Re: is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by TrevorH » 2020/02/12 10:27:06

Apart from gnome software or whatever it's called this week.
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Re: is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by bluegroper » 2020/02/12 11:40:45

TrevorH wrote:
2020/02/12 10:27:06
Apart from gnome software or whatever it's called this week.
I tried the gnome once. Once was enough.
I'm not a complete idiot. There's still a few pieces missing.

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Re: is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by Lazlow » 2020/02/14 01:29:23

I had forgotten how important yumex(or another gui package manager) was until today. The particular machine is seldom booted so there were tons of packages to update. Had a problematic package (oci-systemd-hook) blocking a straight yum update. So I spent a couple of hours doing the yum update x* to dance around the issue. We really need yumex for C8.

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Re: is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by trazomtg » 2020/02/14 09:40:55

hi,
i have just install CentOS8 and KDE
I don't understand how to install flatpack and flathub
can you help me please?

yum install flatpack is not avalable

thanks a lot

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Re: is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by sml » 2020/02/14 10:37:58

@trazomtg Please open new topic, don't hijack this one.

@Lazlow Unfortunately, yumex-dnf seems not to be under active development anymore. For now, the only alternative in Fedora is dnfdragora, but reviews it is getting are not good.

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Re: is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by Lazlow » 2020/02/14 13:18:32

I have not tried that yet (first I heard of it) but to be fair those reviews are two years old. A package CAN come a long way in two years,

Edit: On the other hand it not being in the "standard" repos is not a good sign.

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Re: is there a package manager as yumex available?

Post by TrevorH » 2020/02/14 13:47:14

This link could be useful: https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archive ... HPJBWXOQQ/

It would appear that dnfdragora is not currently in EPEL but perhaps using that, it could be requested via bugzilla.
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