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    How to install CentOS 6.4 skype, VLC player, etc.


    How to install CentOS 6.4 skype, VLC player, office suite etc.
    In CentOS there is no a software center to find the necessary software.

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    There are additional software repositories available for centos. The ones you want are probably rpmfusion and epel.

    If you visit rpmfusion, it has instructions there (and repository packages) to install these two (actually, there's three repositories here - rpmfusion has a 'free' and 'nonfree' repository).

    As far as package management goes, there should be a software installer tool available by default. I find it a bit crap, though, and I use 'yumex' to manage my packages (try it with 'yum install yumex', it should be in the standard repositories). As you get more used to Linux, you will probably find it easier to install packages from the command line rather than load the graphical tool to find stuff - for example it's easier to do 'yum install thunderbird' that to load yumex, search the list, select the package then click the 'go' button...
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    Hi, pribon.

    Welcome to the forum.

    In a system like:
    Code:
    OS, ker|rel, machine: Linux, 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.centos.plus.x86_64, x86_64
    Distribution        : CentOS 6.4 (Final)
    The panel contains a series of menu selections:
    Code:
    System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Software
    The actual program is gpk-application:
    Code:
    NAME
           gpk-application - GNOME PackageKit Local File Provider
    
    SYNOPSIS
           gpk-application [ --verbose ]
    
    ...
    from man page
    But there is also help from the GUI interface:
    Code:
    Add/Remove Software
    gnome-packagekit Manual
        Add/Remove software application accessed via System ▸ Administration ▸ Add/Remove Software
        allows you to search the software repository easily or browse through the
        different groups like multimedia or office and select software packages to
        install or remove from your system.
    ...
    Software can also be installed and removed from the command line, as noted by Roxoff:
    Code:
    NAME
           yum - Yellowdog Updater Modified
    
    SYNOPSIS
           yum [options] [command] [package ...]
    
    DESCRIPTION
           yum is an interactive, rpm based, package manager. 
    
    from man yum
    ...
    and the related program yumex from repository epel also provides a GUI:
    Code:
    Name        : yumex
    Arch        : noarch
    Version     : 3.0.5
    Release     : 2.el6
    Size        : 1.3 M
    Repo        : installed
    From repo   : epel
    Summary     : Yum Extender graphical package management tool
    
    from yum info yumex
    The yum and yumex tools are to make life easier for the use of the real manipulation tool, rpm, q.v., which many, if not most, people do not use directly.

    Best wishes ... cheers, drl
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    For Skype, you have to download the RPM from the Skype website and install using the rpm command or yum. For everything else, follow the instructions posted above.

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    I found the Add / Remove Software
    I started

    rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/6/x86_64/repoview/index.html
    then chosen
    vlc-core-2.0.7-1.el6.x86_64 [9.4 MiB]
    Browser is offered Package installer >I clicked Open > jumped is window Do you want to install this file > I clicked Install > and then I got the message Transaction error.

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    if you have the repo configured, drop back to a terminal...
    Code:
    yum install vlc

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    I can not find it
    gpk-application - GNOME PackageKit Local File Provider
    snapshot1.jpg

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    i cannot make out the text in your image.

    did you try the terminal command? i suggested it b/c it should give you a more informative response than the gui.

    please post the output of that terminal command, and also this one:

    Code:
    yum repolist

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    Code:
    [pribon@dhcppc0 ~]$ yum repolist
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
    Determining fastest mirrors
     * base: mirror.cherybg.com
     * extras: mirrors.pidginhost.com
     * updates: centos-mirror.cyberhost.ro
    adobe-linux-x86_64                                       |  951 B     00:00     
    adobe-linux-x86_64                                                          2/2
    base                                                     | 3.7 kB     00:00     
    extras                                                   | 3.4 kB     00:00     
    updates                                                  | 3.4 kB     00:00     
    repo id                          repo name                                status
    adobe-linux-x86_64               Adobe Systems Incorporated                   2
    base                             CentOS-6 - Base                          6,381
    extras                           CentOS-6 - Extras                           13
    updates                          CentOS-6 - Updates                       1,530
    repolist: 7,926
    Last edited by atreyu; 11-09-2013 at 01:18 PM. Reason: added CODE tags to aid in readability

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    Quote Originally Posted by pribon View Post
    Code:
    adobe-linux-x86_64               Adobe Systems Incorporated                   2
    base                             CentOS-6 - Base                          6,381
    extras                           CentOS-6 - Extras                           13
    updates                          CentOS-6 - Updates                       1,530
    As you can see, you only have 4 repos enabled; the 3 CentOS officials repos, and an Adobe repo. See here on how to enable the RPMFusion repo. In short:

    Code:
    su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-free-release-6-1.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-6-1.noarch.rpm'
    if that works, then try "yum repolist" to make sure you see the new repo. then try to install vlc.

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