Yum Extender on Fedora 19/18/17/16

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Yum Extender (yumex) is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the yum package manager. It allows installation and deletion of applications via a GUI. It also allows you to install new applications and upgradate of existing application via GUI. Its a very useful tool to have. It really makes installing new applications and updating existing applications very easy and user friendly.

Step One

Open up terminal and run these commands

su yum install yumex

Root login to Fedora Shell

Step Two

After the installation finishes Yum Extender (yumex) can be found under "Applications > System Tools > Yum Extender". You can also run it from the Terminal by simply typing "yumex".

Yum Extender is Now installed

Yum Extender (yumex) is installed and you can use it to install, remove or update any application you want. Its very easy to use and navigate.

Step Three

Yum Extender Running

Every time you run yum extender it will ask you for your root password.

Yum Extender Is now running

Yum Extender Default View

Yum Extender default view

Yum Extender Groups View

Groups view categories all the application in specific categories and its really very useful.

Yum Extender Groups View

Step Four – optional

Installing apps using Yum Extender.

Installing any applications using yum extender is very easy, all you have to do is check mark the applications you want to install and press the apply button. And it will try to resolve any dependencies issues that might arise. And finally press the OK button to install the application.

Installing Apps Using Yum Extender

Using Yum Extender can ease some difficulties of installing new applications in Fedora. Also it features a search function which will allows to find all the applications related to the search term.


John Pace · September 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for doing this very useful hack page for Fedora 19. It was very useful to me as I am not a frequent command line user. You made it very easy! Thanks!

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