Just tried out Fedora 15 and noticed the pre-installed firewall application that I found much easier to use than any other previously tried out firewall manager.

Definitely miss it at my Ubuntu workstation, so how can I get it?

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You can download it from here.

Then you can use Alien to convert it to a deb package. Run something like this at terminal:
alien --to-deb package.rpm

Finally install your package:
sudo dpkg -i package.deb


  • Thanks for your help! Altough the package firewall-applet is also required to get the pretty GUI shown in my question. When firing it up it goes crazy with the below shown error, any ideas? File "/usr/bin/firewall-applet", line 33, in <module> import firewall_client File "/usr/share/firewalld/firewall_client.py", line 21, in <module> import slip.dbus ImportError: No module named slip.dbus
    – Industrial
    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:18
  • I think you will have to install this package too: pkgs.org/download/fedora-rawhide/fedora-i386/firewall-applet-0.1.3-2.fc16.noarch.rpm.html I'm with my mobile right now, away from any computer, can't do any test until I get home.
    – desgua
    Aug 16, 2011 at 12:40
  • You can compile the slip.dbus: 1) download the source download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/15/… 2) extract 3) open a terminal and cd to the directory 4) run this commands: ./configure && make && sudo make install
    – desgua
    Aug 17, 2011 at 1:53

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