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RPM grep The GNU versions of commonly used grep utilities. Grep searches through textual input for lines which contain a match to a specified pattern and then prints the matching lines. GNU's grep utilities include grep, egrep and fgrep. GNU grep is needed by many scripts, so it shall be installed on every system.
RPM basesystem Basesystem defines the components of a basic Fedora system (for example, the package installation order to use during bootstrapping). Basesystem should be in every installation of a system, and it should never be removed.
RPM atk The ATK library provides a set of interfaces for adding accessibility support to applications and graphical user interface toolkits. By supporting the ATK interfaces, an application or toolkit can be used with tools such as screen readers, magnifiers, and alternative input devices.
RPM lvm2 LVM2 includes all of the support for handling read/write operations on physical volumes (hard disks, RAID-Systems, magneto optical, etc., multiple devices (MD), see mdadm(8) or even loop devices, see losetup(8)), creating volume groups (kind of virtual disks) from one or more physical volumes and creating one or more logical volumes (kind of logical partitions) in volume groups.
RPM libtasn1 A library that provides Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1, as specified by the X.680 ITU-T recommendation) parsing and structures management, and Distinguished Encoding Rules (DER, as per X.690) encoding and decoding functions.
RPM audit The audit package contains the user space utilities for storing and searching the audit records generated by the audit subsystem in the Linux 2.6 and later kernels.
RPM shared-mime-info This is the freedesktop.org shared MIME info database. Many programs and desktops use the MIME system to represent the types of files. Frequently, it is necessary to work out the correct MIME type for a file. This is generally done by examining the file's name or contents, and looking up the correct MIME type in a database.
RPM passwd This package contains a system utility (passwd) which sets or changes passwords, using PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) library.
RPM perl-Pod-Escapes This module provides things that are useful in decoding Pod E<...> sequences.
RPM unzip The unzip utility is used to list, test, or extract files from a zip archive. Zip archives are commonly found on MS-DOS systems. The zip utility, included in the zip package, creates zip archives. Zip and unzip are both compatible with archives created by PKWARE(R)'s PKZIP for MS-DOS, but the programs' options and default behaviors do differ in some respects. Install the unzip package if you need to list, test or extract files from a zip archive.
RPM libssh2 libssh2 is a library implementing the SSH2 protocol as defined by Internet Drafts: SECSH-TRANS(22), SECSH-USERAUTH(25), SECSH-CONNECTION(23), SECSH-ARCH(20), SECSH-FILEXFER(06)*, SECSH-DHGEX(04), and SECSH-NUMBERS(10).
RPM selinux-policy SELinux Base package for SELinux Reference Policy - modular. Based off of reference policy: Checked out revision 2.20091117
RPM gdbm Gdbm is a GNU database indexing library, including routines which use extensible hashing. Gdbm works in a similar way to standard UNIX dbm routines. Gdbm is useful for developers who write C applications and need access to a simple and efficient database or who are building C applications which will use such a database. If you're a C developer and your programs need access to simple database routines, you should install gdbm. You'll also need to install gdbm-devel.
RPM grub2 The GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) is a highly configurable and customizable bootloader with modular architecture. It support rich varietyof kernel formats, file systems, computer architectures and hardware devices. This subpackage provides support for PC BIOS systems.
RPM iputils The iputils package contains basic utilities for monitoring a network, including ping. The ping command sends a series of ICMP protocol ECHO_REQUEST packets to a specified network host to discover whether the target machine is alive and receiving network traffic.
RPM firewalld firewalld is a firewall service daemon that provides a dynamic customizable firewall with a D-Bus interface.
RPM gettext The GNU gettext package provides a set of tools and documentation for producing multi-lingual messages in programs. Tools include a set of conventions about how programs should be written to support message catalogs, a directory and file naming organization for the message catalogs, a runtime library which supports the retrieval of translated messages, and stand-alone programs for handling the translatable and the already translated strings. Gettext provides an easy to use library and tools for creating, using, and modifying natural language catalogs and is a powerful and simple method for internationalizing programs.
RPM libarchive Libarchive is a programming library that can create and read several different streaming archive formats, including most popular tar variants, several cpio formats, and both BSD and GNU ar variants. It can also write shar archives and read ISO9660 CDROM images and ZIP archives.
RPM alsa-lib The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides audio and MIDI functionality to the Linux operating system. This package includes the ALSA runtime libraries to simplify application programming and provide higher level functionality as well as support for the older OSS API, providing binary compatibility for most OSS programs.
RPM p11-kit p11-kit provides a way to load and enumerate PKCS#11 modules, as well as a standard configuration setup for installing PKCS#11 modules in such a way that they're discoverable.
RPM libpng The libpng package contains a library of functions for creating and manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files. PNG is a bit-mapped graphics format similar to the GIF format. PNG was created to replace the GIF format, since GIF uses a patented data compression algorithm. Libpng should be installed if you need to manipulate PNG format image files.
RPM linux-firmware This package includes firmware files required for some devices to operate.
RPM fribidi A library to handle bidirectional scripts (for example Hebrew, Arabic), so that the display is done in the proper way; while the text data itself is always written in logical order.
RPM gcc The gcc package contains the GNU Compiler Collection version 7. You'll need this package in order to compile C code.
RPM libdrm Direct Rendering Manager runtime library
RPM ncurses The curses library routines are a terminal-independent method of updating character screens with reasonable optimization. The ncurses (new curses) library is a freely distributable replacement for the discontinued 4.4 BSD classic curses library. This package contains support utilities, including a terminfo compiler tic, a decompiler infocmp, clear, tput, tset, and a termcap conversion tool captoinfo.
RPM perl-Socket This module provides a variety of constants, structure manipulators and other functions related to socket-based networking. The values and functions provided are useful when used in conjunction with Perl core functions such as socket(), setsockopt() and bind(). It also provides several other support functions, mostly for dealing with conversions of network addresses between human-readable and native binary forms, and for hostname resolver operations.
RPM gpgme GnuPG Made Easy (GPGME) is a library designed to make access to GnuPG easier for applications. It provides a high-level crypto API for encryption, decryption, signing, signature verification and key management.
RPM cairo Cairo is a 2D graphics library designed to provide high-quality display and print output. Currently supported output targets include the X Window System, OpenGL (via glitz), in-memory image buffers, and image files (PDF, PostScript, and SVG). Cairo is designed to produce consistent output on all output media while taking advantage of display hardware acceleration when available (e.g. through the X Render Extension or OpenGL).
RPM libpwquality This is a library for password quality checks and generation of random passwords that pass the checks. This library uses the cracklib and cracklib dictionaries to perform some of the checks.
RPM less The less utility is a text file browser that resembles more, but has more capabilities. Less allows you to move backwards in the file as well as forwards. Since less doesn't have to read the entire input file before it starts, less starts up more quickly than text editors (for example, vi). You should install less because it is a basic utility for viewing text files, and you'll use it frequently.
RPM dmidecode dmidecode reports information about x86 & ia64 hardware as described in the system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard. This information typically includes system manufacturer, model name, serial number, BIOS version, asset tag as well as a lot of other details of varying level of interest and reliability depending on the manufacturer. This will often include usage status for the CPU sockets, expansion slots (e.g. AGP, PCI, ISA) and memory module slots, and the list of I/O ports (e.g. serial, parallel, USB).
RPM libtiff The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files. TIFF is a widely used file format for bitmapped images. TIFF files usually end in the .tif extension and they are often quite large. The libtiff package should be installed if you need to manipulate TIFF format image files.
RPM libuser The libuser library implements a standardized interface for manipulating and administering user and group accounts. The library uses pluggable back-ends to interface to its data sources. Sample applications modeled after those included with the shadow password suite are included.
RPM libutempter This library provides interface for terminal emulators such as screen and xterm to record user sessions to utmp and wtmp files.
RPM libX11 Core X11 protocol client library.
RPM grubby grubby is a command line tool for updating and displaying information about the configuration files for the grub, lilo, elilo (ia64), yaboot (powerpc) and zipl (s390) boot loaders. It is primarily designed to be used from scripts which install new kernels and need to find information about the current boot environment.
RPM xz XZ Utils are an attempt to make LZMA compression easy to use on free (as in freedom) operating systems. This is achieved by providing tools and libraries which are similar to use than the equivalents of the most popular existing compression algorithms. LZMA is a general purpose compression algorithm designed by Igor Pavlov as part of 7-Zip. It provides high compression ratio while keeping the decompression speed fast.
RPM libxslt This C library allows to transform XML files into other XML files (or HTML, text, ...) using the standard XSLT stylesheet transformation mechanism. To use it you need to have a version of libxml2 >= 2.6.27 installed. The xsltproc command is a command line interface to the XSLT engine
RPM libldb An extensible library that implements an LDAP like API to access remote LDAP servers, or use local tdb databases.
RPM libteam This package contains a library which is a user-space counterpart for team network driver. It provides an API to control team network devices.
RPM nss-pem PEM file reader for Network Security Services (NSS), implemented as a PKCS#11 module.
RPM cronie Cronie contains the standard UNIX daemon crond that runs specified programs at scheduled times and related tools. It is a fork of the original vixie-cron and has security and configuration enhancements like the ability to use pam and SELinux.
RPM parted The GNU Parted program allows you to create, destroy, resize, move, and copy hard disk partitions. Parted can be used for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, and copying data to new hard disks.
RPM libverto libverto provides a way for libraries to expose asynchronous interfaces without having to choose a particular event loop, offloading this decision to the end application which consumes the library. If you are packaging an application, not library, based on libverto, you should depend either on a specific implementation module or you can depend on the virtual provides 'libverto-module-base'. This will ensure that you have at least one module installed that provides io, timeout and signal functionality. Currently glib is the only module that does not provide these three because it lacks signal. However, glib will support signal in the future.
RPM libseccomp The libseccomp library provides an easy to use interface to the Linux Kernel's syscall filtering mechanism, seccomp. The libseccomp API allows an application to specify which syscalls, and optionally which syscall arguments, the application is allowed to execute, all of which are enforced by the Linux Kernel.
RPM fontconfig Fontconfig is designed to locate fonts within the system and select them according to requirements specified by applications.
RPM yum-utils yum-utils is a collection of utilities and examples for the yum package manager. It includes utilities by different authors that make yum easier and more powerful to use. These tools include: debuginfo-install, find-repos-of-install, needs-restarting, package-cleanup, repoclosure, repodiff, repo-graph, repomanage, repoquery, repo-rss, reposync, repotrack, show-installed, show-changed-rco, verifytree, yumdownloader, yum-builddep, yum-complete-transaction, yum-config-manager, yum-debug-dump, yum-debug-restore and yum-groups-manager.
RPM libcroco CSS2 parsing and manipulation library for GNOME
RPM popt Popt is a C library for parsing command line parameters. Popt was heavily influenced by the getopt() and getopt_long() functions, but it improves on them by allowing more powerful argument expansion. Popt can parse arbitrary argv[] style arrays and automatically set variables based on command line arguments. Popt allows command line arguments to be aliased via configuration files and includes utility functions for parsing arbitrary strings into argv[] arrays using shell-like rules.