Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop - Page 06

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5 Yum Extender

The yum extender (a.k.a. yumex) is an easy to use gui for the yum package manager. With yumex you can install, deinstall or update packages - it's available in the gnome applications menu.

Enter the root-password.

Yumex appears - make yourself familiar with the gui.

 

5.1 Deinstall Packages

Select the radio-button "Installed" - now you'll see all installed packages. Browse the list or enter a search term in the corresponding field to find a package.

If you find a package that you want to remove simply unmark its checkbox.

Alternatively you can use the group view.

This is the package queue - here you can see all the packages that you selected for deinstallation. If you made a mistake you can remove one or more packages from this list. If you agree to your selection click on "Process Queue" in the bottom right corner.

If the packages that you want to deinstall have dependencies, they'll also be marked for deinstallation. Proceed if you agree.

The packages are being deinstalled.

Deinstallation finished. Quit yumex or proceed to reload yumex.

 

5.2 Install Packages

Select the radio-button "Available" - now you'll see all installed packages. Browse the list or enter a search term in the corresponding field to find a package. If you find a package that you want to install simply mark its checkbox.

Alternatively you can use the group view.

The package queue contains all packages that you selected for installation. If you made a mistake you can remove one or more packages from this list.

The dependencies are being resolved, they'll also be marked for installation.

Proceed if you agree.

The packages are being downloaded...

...checked...

...and installed.

Installation finished. Quit yumex or proceed to reload yumex.

 

6 By Default Installed Software

6.1 Multimedia

  • Rhythmbox (audio player)
  • Totem (video player)

 

6.2 Graphics

  • Gimp (edit images/photos)

 

6.3 Office

  • OpenOffice.org (office suite)

 

6.4 Internet

  • Firefox (web browser)
  • Evolution (email client)
  • Ekiga (internet telephony)

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