I have yum and rpm, and I really only know how to install packages using these commands. When I tried to yum install figlet on a new CentOS6 virtual machine it couldn't find it in the mirrors list. I tried to localinstall a figlet package but it wasn't signed and yum wouldn't install it.
better yet how do you got about adding a package (or a mirror?) if the .rpm you're looking for isn't availabe in your VM build of CentOS?
In this case I want to add figlet and toilet!
UPDATE If I install a package manually, do I need to do it from a particular directory? or does Yum/RPM have a dir they always use automagically?