The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6 - Page 04

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5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far

Now lets browse all menus under Applications to see which of our needed applications are already installed:

You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, where [ ] is an application that is missing). Some applications (such as Java) won't show up in the menus, but we know that we installed them during the initial installation of the Fedora system:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[ ] F-Spot
[ ] Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[ ] Opera
[ ] Flash Player
[ ] gFTP
[ ] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[ ] aMule
[ ] Bittorrent
[ ] Azureus
[x] Gaim
[ ] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[ ] Xchat IRC

Office:
[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[ ] Adobe Reader
[ ] GnuCash
[ ] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[ ] Amarok
[ ] Audacity
[ ] Banshee
[ ] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[ ] gtkPod
[ ] XMMS
[ ] dvd::rip
[ ] Kino
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[ ] VLC Media Player
[ ] Real Player
[x] Totem
[ ] Xine
[ ] GnomeBaker
[ ] K3B
[ ] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[ ] Nvu
[ ] Bluefish
[ ] Quanta Plus

Other:
[ ] VMware Server
[ ] TrueType fonts
[x] Java

So some applications are already on the system...

 

6 Adding Software Repositories

The official Fedora repositories don't provide all the software we need. Fortunately there are also third-party repositories for Fedora Core 6 (mostly maintained by volunteers) that have what we need, and we can make our system use these repositories.

To do this, open a terminal window again (under Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type in

su

to become root.

Then run

rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/6/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm

This adds the FreshRPMs repository to our package manager.

There are four other repositories that we add manually by creating the appropriate files in our gedit text editor. Still as root, run

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/macromedia.repo

and put the following into that file and save it:

[macromedia]
name=Macromedia for i386 Linux
baseurl=http://macromedia.rediris.es/rpm/
#baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/
#baseurl=http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/rpm/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://macromedia.rediris.es/FEDORA-GPG-KEY

Do the same with the three other repositories (still as root):

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo

[dries]
name=Extra Fedora rpms dries - $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/newrpms.repo

[newrpms.sunsite.dk]
name=Fedora Core 5 i386 NewRPMS.sunsite.dk
baseurl=http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/apt/redhat/en/$basearch/fc$releasever
http://newrpms.atrpms.net/apt/redhat/en/$basearch/fc$releasever
failovermethod=priority
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/atrpms.repo

[atrpms]
name=ATrpms - Stable
baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/fc$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/stable
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
enabled=0

[atrpms-testing]
name=ATrpms - Testing
baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/fc$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/testing
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
enabled=0

# Warning: Don't enable this "bleeding" repo if you want stable software!
[atrpms-bleeding]
name=ATrpms - Bleeding
baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/fc$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/bleeding
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
enabled=0

Then import the software keys of the new repositories (still as root):

rpm --import http://freshrpms.net/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.txt
rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/dries/RPM-GPG-KEY.dries.txt
rpm --import http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/gpg-pubkey-newrpms.txt
rpm --import http://atrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms


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