Chapter 14. Software Selection
By default, the Fedora installation process loads a selection of
software that is suitable for a desktop system. To include or remove
software for common tasks, select the relevant items from the list:
14.1. Installing from Additional Repositories
You can define additional repositories to
increase the software available to your system during
installation. A repository is a network location that stores
software packages along with metadata that
describes them. Many of the software packages used in Fedora
require other software to be installed. The installer uses the
metadata to ensure that these requirements are met for every piece
of software you select for installation.
The Fedora software repository is automatically selected for
you. The Additional Fedora Software
repository contains software beyond the selection found on the
default installation source. All software in Fedora is entirely
free and open source.
To include software from repositories other
than the Fedora package collection, select Add additional
software repositories. You may provide the location
of a repository of third-party software. Depending on the
configuration of that repository, you may be able to select
non-Fedora software during installation.
To edit an existing software repository location, select the
repository in the list and then select Modify
||Network Access Required
If you change the repository information during a non-network
installation, such as from a Fedora DVD, the installer prompts
you for network configuration information.
If you select Add additional software
repositories, the Edit repository
dialog appears. Provide a Repository name and
the Repository URL for its location.
Once you have located a mirror, to determine the URL to use,
find the directory on the mirror that
contains a directory named
repodata. For instance, the
"Everything" repository for Fedora is typically located in a
arch is a system architecture
Once you provide information for an additional repository, the
installer reads the package metadata over the network. Software
that is specially marked is then included in the package group
selection system. See Section 14.2, “Customizing the Software Selection” for
more information on selecting packages.
||Backtracking Removes Repository Metadata
If you choose Back from the package
selection screen, any extra repository data you may have entered
is lost. This allows you to effectively cancel extra
repositories. Currently there is no way to cancel only a single
repository once entered.