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Fedora Software Management Guide

Documentation Summary:

Purpose: How to install and update software packages from the desktop and the CLI.

Audience: Individuals who are unfamiliar with software package management in Fedora.

Approach: Explain basic principles; explain one principle at a time; do not assume familiarity with any Linux/UNIX-specific terminology or concepts; compare functionality where appropriate to what the reader may know from other OSes, particularly Microsoft Windows.

Assumptions: The reader has a default installation of Fedora which includes the desktop components. The reader has a user account with the default settings. The reader does have access to the root password. The user does not have a degree in Computer Science.

Related Documents: Yum is a quick introduction to yum. - Pup Updater gives a step-by-step guide to Pup with screenshots. Apt and Fedora explains why apt is not the default dependency resolved with Fedora. RPM explains how to use rpm in Fedora. RPM Guide is a detailed draft doc by Eric Foster-Johnson, last updated in October, 2005.

Software Management with Yum is "a tutorial for managing the software on Fedora systems", available in American English and Brazilian Portuguese. This is the original source for this living document. Refer to the original document for proven advice. This current document is being heavily edited and expanded.

Lead Writer: JohnBabich, RahulSundaram

Writer: EricChristensen

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Installing and Updating Software - a Software Package Management Guide

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