As a newcomer in Linux from the world of MS WIndows, I have the urge of installing and uninstalling packages using the GUI (though I am fairly comfortable with the “dnf” command). Can anyone please direct me to the simplest or basic GUI Package Manager I can install in Fedora-32. Thank you. (PS. I would not like Wine-based applications. Thank you.)
If you are using the Gnome DE, it is simply the applet called “Software”.
There is a thing called
dnfdragora. It’s supposed to be a front-end for
Not really a package manager, but rather an App Store. You can find only apps there that provide appstream metadata, but not individual packages, say libraries, drivers, or CLI programs.
Also take a look at this:
If you use it to install an application, it installs packages. And, if I recall correctly, it also upgrades already installed packages. I never use it anymore; I just use dnf.
I think the distinction that @florian is trying to indicate is that not all packages will be available in Gnome Software—one still has to use dnf to install a majority of non GUI tools.
Once again, I’m indebted to the vast knowledge of the Fedora Community for the answer given.
@FranciscoD though I’ve read through the Fedora Docs Site, it didn’t meet my requirements as much since I REALLY needed a GUI Package Manager like what @florian porposed, which I’d like to go with.
All the same, I am so grateful for the answers given. Thank you.
Yes, I thought we’d documented dnfdragora there too, but it isn’t included there.
Would anyone like to work on the quick-doc to add it?
What does it take to add to the quick-doc?
The usual pull request system. Fork the quick-docs repo, make changes, open a pull request, wait for review, then it gets merged.
It’s documented here: