How to Install - Atom Text Editor in Mageia 7

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How to Install - Atom Text Editor in Mageia 7

Postby jeevanism » Aug 26th, '19, 20:12


I tried to install Atom Text editor in Mageia 7 and met some issues but made a workaround. The steps to install as below

go to and follow commands for Red Hat and CentOS (YUM), or Fedora (DNF)

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# rpm --import
# sh -c 'echo -e "[Atom]\nname=Atom Editor\nbaseurl=\$basearch\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=0\nrepo_gpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=" > /etc/yum.repos.d/atom.repo'

# dnf install atom

now, you may get an error like this :
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Error: Transaction check error:
  file /usr/bin/apm from install of atom-1.40.1-0.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package apmd-3.2.2-37.mga7.x86_64

If you get this error which means, there is a package named apmd ( Advanced Power Management (APM) BIOS utilities for laptops ) which no more usable / valid for modern Laptops because we use UEFI instead of BIOS. So its safe to remove this apmd. The fun fact is this apmd meet this conflict with Atom package only because of its name but there is no connection with features of two. So once you remove apmd
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# dnf remove apmd

you can now run

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# dnf install atom
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