Is there a GUI for adding additional software sources in Fedora (FC 13). I have a software repository that works fine when added manually (as a .repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/), but I'd like to have a better way of telling end users how to install.

  • +1 Ahh, the classic problem of people not being able to use a text editor on a file. – mathepic Sep 20 '10 at 0:08
  • They don't even need that (they can copy a prewritten .repo file). But for a consumer application, I think it's reasonable for things named /etc/a.b.c to be off-putting. – Michael Brewer-Davis Sep 29 '10 at 16:43

PackageKit, the default package management tool in Fedora 13, does not include a method and it's unlikely that they ever will as it's a deliberate design choice to not include repository management.

However, could you instead package up the repo file into an RPM and distribute that? By default RPMs will open with Package Installer and that's GUI based.

  • We can (and do), but when we distribute a set of RPMs (multiple apps with common dependencies) it's sad to make the user figure out the right install order. I'll look into the repo-release.rpm model. – Michael Brewer-Davis Sep 19 '10 at 17:14

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