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I have installed Fedora Linux on my computer. I would like to have the following software installed on it:

fortran
gnuplot
xfig
latex
dvips
ghostview
dvipdf

How can I do it?

  • Have you learned how to use yum? – infixed Apr 21 '17 at 21:45
  • if i use yum, do i need an internet connection? – Razee Apr 21 '17 at 21:50
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    Have you done any research about the topic of your question? Have you read the basic user documentation for Fedora Linux? The Fedora community is active and has a lot of great guidance available. unix.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask – 0xSheepdog Apr 21 '17 at 21:51
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    Normally I would suggest fedoraproject.org/wiki/Getting_Started_Guide but they currently have a major network outage and the wiki sites are offline. – 0xSheepdog Apr 21 '17 at 22:02
  • yum can use repositories that reside on local storage. DVDs etc. But using the internet would probably give you the best coverage of recent rpms. I wouldn't know if you have a dvd with extras etc – infixed Apr 21 '17 at 22:16
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The syntax you should use to install packages is:

dnf install fortran gnuplot xfig latex dvips ghostview dvipdf

If you are using an older release, dnf won't work. Replace it with yum in the previous example.

You can learn more about this yourself at the Fedora Getting Started Guide

  • I agree, but the author did not indicate which release he is using...in my first draft I explained the yum / dnf situation but realized I was getting way to pedantic. Forgot to keep dnf in when editing. Also, yum still works as of F25, it just tells you it is deprecated. Yum should work on any likely Fedora release author is using, dnf won't if it is an older one. – 0xSheepdog Apr 21 '17 at 22:35
  • Edited with your suggestion, thanks @stephenkitt – 0xSheepdog Apr 21 '17 at 22:37
  • dnf is the default since Fedora 22, nearly two years ago; any currently-supported release uses it. Anyone installing Fedora now will definitely have dnf. – Stephen Kitt Apr 21 '17 at 22:40
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    F22, really? TIL... I'm supporting Enterprise Linux at work so I'm still using yum all the time. – 0xSheepdog Apr 21 '17 at 22:42
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    Yeah switching back and forth between RHEL and Fedora can make things confusing ;-). – Stephen Kitt Apr 21 '17 at 22:43

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