Fedora Utils lets you install codecs and additional software that Fedora doesn't want to ship, like MP3 codecs, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java etc. It can also fix problems, tweak and cleanup your system, show system information and much more with just few clicks.
Installing Fedora Utils is as easy as running a single command. To install the latest version of Fedora Utils in your system, open the terminal and run the folllowing command, enter your root password when prompted.
su -c "curl http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/satya164:/fedorautils/Fedora_18/home:satya164:fedorautils.repo -o /etc/yum.repos.d/fedorautils.repo && yum install fedorautils"
The above command will set up the Fedora Utils repository and will install Fedora Utils in your system. Adding the repo to your system ensures that Fedora Utils is always up-to-date and all the new features and bug fixes are delivered to you automatically.
What's the best thing about Fedora Utils? If you think it's the GUI, then think again! You can use Fedora Utils in bash scripts to help you install software and tweak the sytsem automatically. See
fedorautils --exec list
for a list of commands you can use in bash scripts.
Fedora Utils saves the downloaded files. Have to do the same steps on more than one system? You won't need to redownload the files again. Fedora Utils can use previously downloaded files with ease. Combine this with the scripting ability, and configuring multiple systems becomes a lot easier.
You can also extend the functionality of Fedora Utils by plugins. Writing a plugin is easy and fun. Refer this page to have an idea.
Fedora Utils is released under GNU GPL V3.0 and the source code is publicly available on GitHub. Feel free to make modifications and contributions.