#!html ==Fedora Extras - Community Package Repository==
Fedora Extras :: Fedora Extras is an extension of Fedora that provides many additional packages for users of the Fedora distribution. Fedora Core and Fedora Extras have been merged since Fedora 7.
Using the Repository
Admonition("note", "Fedora Extras are Available by Default", "Fedora systems automatically use both the Fedora Core and Fedora Extras repositories to install and update software. This release combines Fedora Core and Fedora Extras into a single repository.")
To install software from either the Core or Extras repositories, choose Applications > Add/Remove Software. Enter the
root password when prompted. Select the software you require from the list, then choose Apply.
You may also install software with the
yum command-line utility. For example, this command automatically installs the
abiword package and all of the dependencies that are required:
su -c 'yum install abiword'
root password when prompted.
About Fedora Extras
As of the release of Fedora 25
, there are over 4,500 packages in Fedora Extras, built from 3,000 source packages. The following list includes some popular and well-known applications that are maintained by community members in Fedora Extras:
abiword- elegant word-processing application
balsa- lightweight e-mail reader
bash-completion- advanced command-line completion for power users
bluefish- HTML editor
clamav- open source anti-virus scanner for servers and desktops
exim- flexible and powerful mail transfer agent
fuse- tool for attaching non-standard devices and network services as directories
fwbuilder- graphical utility for building Linux and Cisco firewall rulesets
gaim-guifications- enhancements to the Gaim Instant Messenger
gdesklets- widgets for the GNOME desktop
gnumeric- powerful spreadsheet application
gramps- genealogy application
inkscape- illustration and vector drawing application
koffice- complete office suite for the KDE desktop
mail-notification- alerts you as new mail arrives
mediawiki- the Wikipedia solution for collaborative websites
nautilus-open-terminal- extension to the GNOME file manager
pan- the Usenet news reader
revelation- password management utility
scribus- desktop publishing (DTP) application
wine- a compatibility layer to run Windows(TM) programs
xfce- lightweight desktop environment
xmms- the popular audio player
- lots of Perl and Python tools and libraries
- ...and much more!
Is your favorite open source application missing from Fedora Extras? Package the application as an RPM, and submit it for review to Fedora Extras. After a successful review, import it to Extras and you can maintain it there. If you don't know how to create RPM packages, there are many other ways to get involved in Fedora Extras and help drive it forward.
To learn more about how to use Fedora Extras or how to get involved, refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras.
This section discusses changes in Fedora Extras packages that affect this release of Fedora.
exim-sa package is deprecated since Fedora Extras 6. It was the original implementation of SpamAssassin integration with Exim, and was functionally similar to sendmail 'milters' or postfix filters. However, that functionality is rather limited, and Exim now has far better support for content checking, fully integrated into its general-purpose Access Control Lists.
sa_exim feature was not enabled in the default configuration, the package can normally be safely uninstalled to allow Exim to be upgraded. Users who have modified their configuration to use
sa_exim features should either reconfigure to use Exim's full content scanning abilities or rebuild the package for themselves to include the
exim-sa subpackage. For further details on Exim's built-in content scanning, refer to the Exim documentation:
mail-notification package has been split. The Evolution plugin is now in a separate package called
mail-notification-evolution-plugin. When you update the
mail-notification package, the plugin is added automatically.