There is quite useful program for managing packages in Debian-based operating systems. It is called Synaptic. Is there same program on Red Hat-based systems, such as CentOS?

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    There is packagekit. And it should be installed by default (at least on the desktop spins). It should at least be available on Fedora and Centos. – rudib Apr 22 '18 at 21:36
  • Thanks. :-) Poorly that there is no screenshots. – Drakonoved Apr 22 '18 at 21:53

There is a GUI package management tool called pirut mentioned in the CentOS documentation.

  • I installed gnome-packagekit.. Is it the same package called purit? – Drakonoved Apr 23 '18 at 2:53
  • @Drakonoved: I don't think gnome-packagekit is correct. Have you checked to see if pirut is already available on your system? The CentOS software makes it sound like it's included with the installation. – Peschke Apr 23 '18 at 3:59
  • To be exact, I have RHEL 7 with xfce, manually installed, and there is no package pirut. Here I read that gnome-packagekit and pirut is the same: Pirut Download for Linux. May be that is not correct. – Drakonoved Apr 23 '18 at 9:30

Found solution: yumex

Yum Extender is a GUI for the yum packages manager used in Fedora, RHEL, Centos and others. The goal with the application is to give easy access to many of the powerful features in yum.


  • Translation - system localisation
  • Search specified package
  • Manage queue
  • Choose repository
  • Yum history view
  • etc.



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