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quick note on Fedora

I didn't even notice that problem since I just avoided using the 
add/remove software completely.  I didn't want to have to get the CDs from 
my office in order to add packages, so I've been using yum, which is 
configured by default.

yum install packagename

Of course, at that point, you need to know what package you want.  That's 
not always the case.  They should really add yum support into "add/remove 
software" so that you can have the option of installing from the net 
rather than from a CD.

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Cole Tuininga wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 06:16, gboyce at wrote:
> > As for problems..
> [snip]
> I tried both beta 3 and the final release and in both cases have been
> bit by a particular issue.  Trying to use the built in "Package
> Add/Remove" fails on adding any new software.
> I go through and choose what I want to add, it calculates dependencies,
> gets to the point where it asks for a particular CD, I put the CD in and
> click "ok" ... only to have it give me a very generic "An error
> occurred" type of error.
> I know I can just pop the CD in and look for the rpms I want, I was just
> interested to try and have the full "non geek end user" experience.

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