Managing Applications in Fedora
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 "Applications" link, to display all the available programs installed
Finally, double click on the "Add/Remove Software" icon:
A dialogue box will open up. On the left, 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 window and click the "Find" button:
If the application is found, the matching packages are displayed in the top right hand pane of the dialogue. If you click on each module in this pane, details of that module will be displayed in the two panes underneath it: often this will include hyperlinks to the module's home page, which will provide additional information.
If you decide you want to install the module, then click on the "Apply" button. If any additional modules are required by the application you have chosen, you will be prompted to install them now:
If this is acceptable, click on the "Continue" button. You will then see a progress bar display in the bottom left, showing the status of the installation:
Once the module is installed, a popup box will alert you to the success or failure of the installation. If the installation succeeds, you will be given the option to run the newly installed application or just close the popup:
Clicking the "Run" button, invokes the newly installed application (-here it's Banshee):
When you go back to "Applications" section of the GUI and search for the application, you will now see it installed:
If you want to check what was installed and when, you can do this in the Fedora Software Centre using:
System → Software Log:
This will open up a new dialogue box containing a list of all applications installed on your system - along with dates, times and any related libraries that came with them. Entries are listed in date order by default - from newest to oldest by default:
You can change the sort order by clicking on the "Date" or "Action" column headings.
If you are looking for a specific application, you can type in a string in the text box at the top of the dialogue box and click the "Filter" button: this will limit the display to just those package whose entry in the "Details" column contains the string entered.
If you want to remove a previously installed application, you can do this in the Fedora Software Centre by locating the application and removing the tick from the checkbox preceding it. The application's icon will then have a "recycle" icon superimposed on it to show it is slated for removal, but removal will not start until toy click the "Apply" the button:
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:
You will see a progress bar as the selected application(s) are removed