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Managing Applications in Fedora

 Video of How to Install Apps in Fedora

Installing Applications from the Fedora Software Centre

Note: you can view a 6 minute video of installing and removing applications under Fedora on our Video Section

In Fedora, things are very similar to Ubuntu. You can find the Fedora "Add/Remove Software" application by:

  • Press the "Option" button (-this is the button with the Windows logo on it) or click on "Activities" in the top left of the Fedora GUI

  • Click on the "Show Applications" icon, to display all the available programs installed

    Application Icon

  • Finally, double click on the "Software" icon:

    Install Fedora Software

A dialogue box will open up, containing the Fedora Software Center:

Install Fedora SC

At the bottom, you'll see a list of application categories, which you can just browse through. Alternatively - if you know the name of the application you want - just type it into the search field and press ENTER (-here I just entered the string: "gnucash"):

Searching the Fedora Software Center

If the application is found, the matching packages are displayed:

GnuCash found in the Fedora Software Center

If you decide you want to install the module, then click on the "Install" button. If any additional modules are required by the application you have chosen, you will be prompted to install them now:

GnuCash installing via the Fedora Software Center

Once the module is installed, a popup box will alert you to a failure of the installation. If the installation succeeds, however, you will see the following:

GnuCash installed via the Fedora Software Center


Checking the Fedora Installation Log

If you want to check what was installed and when, you can do this from within the Fedora Software application by clicking on the "Installed" tab at centre top:

Install Log Option


Removing Installed Applications in Fedora

If you want to remove a previously installed application, you can do this in the Fedora Software Centre by locating the application and clicking on the "Remove" button whilst viewing from the "Installed" tab:

GnuCash installed via the Fedora Software Center

If the application depends on any other modules that are not used by other applications, you will be prompted to confirm their removal as well:

GnuCash being removed via the Fedora Software Center

You will then have to enter your administrator password for confirmation:

PW Prompting via the Fedora Software Center

You will eventually see that the application (here it is gnucash) has been removed and is no longer listed:

GnuCash  removed from the Fedora Software Center


Checking Pending Software Updates to Fedora

Fedora periodically sends out updates to the O/S and installed applications. If you want to review any pending system updates, you can do this in the Fedora Software Centre by clicking on the "Updates" tab:

No updates pending in the Fedora Software Center


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