Friday, February 17, 2012

Things to do after installing Fedora 16 on Vmware Workstation 7

yum -y update

yum -y update kernel


yum -y install dkms binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc-c++ kernel-PAE-devel


yum -y install qt-devel qt-config


Then go to and download 2 rpm files for Fedora16(free and non-free) and install them by rpm -ivh command to add rpmforge repositories to Fedora16.

Then go to and download the rpm file and install it to add livna repositories to Fedora 16

Then install codecs by

yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg phonon-backend-gstreamer

yum -y install ffmpeg ffmpeg-libs

yum -y install libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd
By Default Perl is not installed in Fedora 16

to install perl

(yum grouplist "Perl Development" 

Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit

Adding en_US to language list

Setting up Group Process

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Installed Groups:

Perl Development

install perl and a lot of useful additions. To install it that way, instead of "grouplist" use "groupinstall" .)

yum groupinstall "Perl Development"
after install see the version of perl by
perl -v

install gnome-tweak-tool by

yum -y install gnome-tweak-tool

install wxPython by

yum -y install wxPython

install wine by

yum install wine

yum install xfs

yum install ttmkfdir

sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/wine/gecko
sudo mv wine_gecko-1.5-x86.msi /usr/share/wine/gecko/

download chkfontpath rpm and install it

yum install cabextract rpm-build


 rpmbuild -ba msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

 rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

/sbin/service xfs reload

download winetricks rpm and install it

yum -y install ncurses-devel  qt3-devel libXi-devel  gtk2-devel libglade2-devel

Then Install Vmware Tools

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