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 > > -- Tony Heaton CCN-9 (505)667-9015 Pager (505)996-3184 theaton lanl gov - "If you do nothing, they'll win"
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