How to Install Yandex Browser on Fedora 36 Linux

Yandex browser is the most popular internet browser for all major platforms. It’s based on Chromium, making it fast to load with Standards compliance ensuring no compatibility issues arise due to its ability to be customized through translation services if needed!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Yandex Browser on Fedora 36 Linux using the command line terminal with tips about maintaining and removing the browser versions if required.

Update Fedora

First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any potential conflict issues during the installation.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y

Import Yandex Repository

By default, Fedora repositories do not have Yandex natively available so you can import either the stable or beta repository. Please note that you can install both browsers together if you so wish, and they share separate installations.

First, import the GPG key to verify the authenticity of the browser packages from Yandex.

sudo rpmkeys --import https://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/YANDEX-BROWSER-KEY.GPG

Next, import either the stable or beta repository using the following command.

Import Yandex Browser Stable

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/rpm/stable/x86_64

Import Yandex Browser Beta

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/rpm/beta/x86_64

Install Yandex Browser

Now that you have imported the repository, you can install Yandex Browser stable or the beta/development version. You should choose the stable version over the beta by default, but you can install both side-by-side.

Install Yandex Browser Stable

sudo dnf install yandex-browser-stable -y

Install Yandex Browser Beta

sudo dnf install yandex-browser-beta -y

How to Launch Yandex Browser

With the installation complete, you can run Yandex by following the path.

Activities > Show Applications > Yandex Browser

Alternatively, if you cannot find it, use the search function in the Show Applications menu if you have many applications installed.

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How to Install Yandex Browser on Fedora 36 Linux

The first time you open Yandex Browser, a pop-up message will appear asking you to select the browser as the default for your Fedora desktop and send data back to Yandex.

This is user choice, select your options and click Ok to proceed.

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How to Install Yandex Browser on Fedora 36 Linux

Yandex Browser will have a few quick pages of setting options to customize your Yandex experience. Overall, it should take 1 to 5 minutes, depending on how much customization you want.

Note that you will be able to choose a color theme. The Dark theme is quite popular, and selecting it changes your background every day.

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How to Install Yandex Browser on Fedora 36 Linux

Once done, you will see the final landing page, and you are good to go browsing.

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How to Install Yandex Browser on Fedora 36 Linux

Congratulations, you have successfully installed Yandex Browser on your desktop.

How to Update/Upgrade Yandex Browser

To update, run the dnf refresh in your terminal as you would check your entire system for any updates, including from the Yandex repository.

sudo dnf update --refresh

How to Remove (Uninstall) Yandex Browser

To remove Yandex Browser, execute the following terminal command that matches your installed version.

Remove Yandex Browser Stable

sudo dnf autoremove yandex-browser-stable -y

Remove Yandex Browser Beta

sudo dnf autoremove yandex-browser-beta -y

Note unused dependencies will also be removed.

Ideally, you will want to remove the repositories as well.

Remove Yandex Browser Stable Repository

sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/yandex-browser-stable.repo

Remove Yandex Browser Beta Repository

sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/yandex-browser-beta.repo

Comments and Conclusion

If you’re looking for an alternative to Chrome, the Yandex browser could be a good option. The browser is based on Chromium and has many of the same features as Chrome, but it also includes some unique options that may make it a better fit for your needs. Give it a try and see what you think!



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