Yum Extender (yumex-dnf) Documentation¶
Yum Extender (yumex-dnf) is a graphical software manager to control the software packages on your system.
Yum Extender contains 4 different views to show different things like packages, groups, history & pending package actions.
This view is used for normal package operations like browser or search for packages and add packages to the pending action queue to be installed, upgraded or removed.
This is a overview of the Yum Extender header bar in the package views
- The main menu
- Apply pending actions
- Filter menu
- Search option menu
- Search entry
- Quit Yum Extender
Searching is performed by entering a keyword in the search entry and pressing Enter
If a new search is performed then all search results will be shown, but can be filtered for package states, using the filter menu .
To perform action on packages in the view, you have to click on the checkbox in the selection column then checked, the package is add to the pending action queue, then action performed on the package depends on the current installation state of the selected package.
- An installed package will be queued for removal
- An available package will be queued for installation.
- An available update will be queued for update.
The selection column header (+) can be uses to perform actions on all shown packages in the view.
clicking on the column header will switch between there states
- Select all shown packages
- Unselect all shown packages
- Redo single selections by user
The group view shows packages ordered by categories and groups, the selection of packages is the same as for the package view.
The group view is selected from the main menu
It is possible to install/remove groups also by selecting the checkbox in the group/category tree.
The history shows the history of transaction performed by dnf on the system.
The history view is selected from the main menu
If your are using both yum & dnf on the system, they will both have there own history, not including the transactions by the other tool.
Pending Actions View¶
The pending action queue show the pending actions for the packages selected by the user
The pending action view is selected from the main menu
Pending actions is exeucted by pressing the apply button