After installing xfce to replace default Gnome, I now want to install the xfce-goodies package. I have tried:

dnf install xfce4-goodies


yum install xfce4-goodies

without success. How can I do this?


The package is only available as separate packages. For example, from the debian contents we can see one goodie is xfce4-mailwatch-plugin. A search with

sudo dnf search xfce4-mailwatch-plugin

will find that package. For a more general search just use

sudo dnf search xfce

or use glob patterns like '*xfce*mail*'. You don't need sudo to search but it stops it building a separate cache for you and another for root.

  • tnx for answer. So I need to install each package seperately like sudo dnf install xfce4-mailwatch-plugin ? – Woeitg Jun 10 '16 at 18:27
  • I was thinking to use patterns and install all xfce4 related packages with sudo dnf install xfce4-* However seems there are so many unrelated dependencies going to be installed (140 packages, 204 MB). – Woeitg Jun 10 '16 at 18:27
  • I agree this is enormous. You can see why a goodies package would be useful. You can get rid of some of the bigger packages from your list by excluding them. Add to your command -x '*devel*' -x '*-dev-*' -x '*vala*' to start with to reduce the size, then exclude similarly any other big packages until it seems reasonable. Or simply copy the list to install from the debian link, assuming the names match in fedora! – meuh Jun 10 '16 at 19:07

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