How to Make DNF and YUM Save Downloaded RPM Packages

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DNF/YUM can automatically download the RPM packages and install them. Under some situations, we may prefer to make a copy of the RPM files for offline usage so that no need to have network connections to install the software packages. For such purposes, we need to make a copy of the RPM packages. It is
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How to Install Wine 32-bit on CentOS 8

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Since version 7, RHEL and CentOS only have 64 bit versions. For some reasons, it’s better to run many Windows applications under 32 bit wine. Like How to Install Wine 32-bit on CentOS 7, this post introduce how to install 32-bit Wine on CentOS 8. Most of the mechanisms are similar yet there are differences.
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How to exclude a package from a specific repository only in yum?

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This post https://www.systutorials.com/1661/making-dnf-yum-not-update-certain-packages/ introduces how to exclude a package from yum. But is it possible to exclude a package from a specific repository only? For example, a repository R1 I am using contains an updated version of gdb while I don’t want to use the gdb from it as I trust the version (although older)
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How to install aclocal on Fedora Linux?

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I tried to build a project while it reports: # ./autogen.sh Can’t exec “aclocal”: No such file or directory at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/FileUtils.pm line 326. autoreconf: failed to run aclocal: No such file or directory How should I handle this? How to install aclocal? yum install aclocal shows: No package aclocal available. Error: Unable to find a
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How to install Chrome on Fedora Linux?

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How to install the Chrome browser on Fedora Linux from Google? Google provides a repository for yum/dnf on Fedora. First, following http://www.systutorials.com/3471/additional-repositories-for-fedora-linux/#google-chrome-repository to add Google Chrome repository. Then, you can install Google Chrome by yum/dnf: # dnf install google-chrome-stable

How to enable SSH service on Fedora Linux?

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How to enable SSH service on Fedora Linux? By default, it seems ssh is not enabled. Fedora may not have sshd service installed/enabled by default. You will need to install and configure it by yourself. The following instructions is for Fedora 22 as an example. First, install the sshd server by # dnf install openssh-server
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How to change the display manager on Fedora Linux?

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The default display manager on my Fedora 22 is gdm. If I would like to change it to other display manager like KDM, LightDM or other, which is the portable and reliable method? You can use the “system-switch-displaymanager” tools to manage the display manager. This is possibly the most portable way. To install it: #
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How to install .deb packages on Fedora?

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I come across some closed source software that only provides .deb packages. Fedora manages packages with rpm/yum. How to install the .deb packages on Fedora? Alien is a tool to convert .deb package to .rpm package: http://joeyh.name/code/alien/ In latest Fedora, the tool alien is in Fedora’s repository. You can use dnf to install the package.
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Notes for Beginners of Software Development on Linux

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Linux is a great platform for software development targeting servers or backends. In general, working on Linux is very productive. The problem that beginners on Linux face is the the learning curve is steep at the beginning. But believe me, after you get through the initial green steep learning step as in the figure below
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How to Configure the Latest Version of Flash on Firefox for Linux: by the Fresh Player Plugin

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As you may know, Adobe stopped supporting the NPAPI version of Flash on Linux and the latest NPAPI version of Flash player at version 11.2 released back in 2012 will only receive security fixes. Even the security fixes to the 11.2 version of the Flash Plugin your Firefox is using will end on May 4,
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How to Configure Scanner in an HP All-In-One Printer on Linux?

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The hplip packages contains all the tools you need to set up the HP scanner. For scanning, you may use the sane and xsane tools. The tricky part to enable the scanner is carefully choose which driver to use from the hplip package. If you choose a non-suitable driver, only the printer will work and
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Additional Repositories for Fedora Linux

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Fedora’s repositories provide most of the software packages needed when using Linux. However, for various consideration, they do not provide some packages, such as MPlayer, ffmpeg. Fortunately, some community maintained repository provides these software. And they may also package propriety software, such as ATI fglrx dive, NVIDIA driver, into rpm packages. In this post, we
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How to Set Up and Configure NFS Server and Clients

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NFS is widely deployed and used even after more than twenty year. NFS is easy to set up and easy to use. This introduces how to set up the NFS server and clients. We use the Fedora system as the example. The tutorial here is for RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and derived Linux OSes. Set up an NFS
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How to Create Fedora Live USB Media

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How to create a Fedora live USB media is introduced in this post. We can boot to Fedora operating system environment through a live USB system in the USB flash media on a USB-bootable computer without writing the computer’s hard disk. We can also install Fedora operating system from the live system environment. Remember to
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Making dnf/yum Not Update Certain Packages

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We may not want to update some packages such the kernel on a stable server while updating the system. If we run "dnf update" or "yum update", we may get suggested by dnf/yum to install all the packages with updates. In this post, how to make dnf/yum not update certain packages such the kernel when
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How to Set Up eCryptFS on Linux – The Manual Way

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How to set up eCryptFS in Linux will be introduced in this post. We can store encrypted files in one eCryptFS directory, the manual way. The content can be seen only after it is mounted as eCryptFS file system. Otherwise, the users can only see garbled characters in the files. Note that this tutorial will
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How to Install MPlayer and MEncoder on Fedora

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Fedora does not include MPlayer or MEncoder for some reasons in its official repositories. But RPMfusion does it for us. Let’s install mplayer and mencoder and learn some tricks to play rmvb files. 1. Add RPMfusion repository: Enable RPM Fusion repositories 2. Install MPlayer and MEncoder # dnf install mplayer mencoder 3. Get codecs Most
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