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Re: From release notes for FC5T3 (web)



The way I do it is:

yum info > packageinfo
less packageinfo




On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 15:38 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 13:37, Andy Green wrote:
> 
> > >>> machine with 'everything' installed, how are you supposed to
> > >>> find out what is available and if you like it?
> > >> Lots of packages can be installed and not really discoverable from the
> > >> system menus.  If a commandline utility goes in /usr/bin then unless you
> > >> know the name you will likely never be aware of it (I guess apropos
> > >> might help).  So "install everything" so I can try things is really
> > >> "bloat me" with many things I will never know I have.
> > > 
> > > OK, how do you try out those things?  If you are content with
> > > the packages from years ago, why install a new system at all?
> > 
> > Sorry I didn't understand how that applied to what I said.  For the
> > record I like new stuff that is better than the old stuff.  My point was
> > that "install everything" is not the same as "discover everything".
> 
> OK, then explain the process of discovering everything without
> installing it first.  That might save me a lot of time.  I don't
> remember saying anything about menus, though - how do you find
> the new command line programs when they and their corresponding
> man pages aren't installed?
> 
> -- 
>   Les Mikesell
>    lesmikesell gmail com
> 
> 
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