Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I would like knowing if there is a way to increase the performance of the command yum to install and search packages.

I'm a very happy new user of Fedora 16.

share|improve this question

What is the problem you're experiencing? Is it slow to download packages or slow to install?

If the download is taking too long you might want to try the presto (yum-presto) plugin.

See 4.4.3. Plugin Descriptions for a list of available plugins.

If it's the installation itself that's slow you might want to disable any plugin you don't need but I doubt that will make a big difference.

Other than that you will have to look into improving overal system performance.

share|improve this answer

Take a look at Yum caching. http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora_Core/5/html-single/Software_Management_Guide/#sn-yum-caching

Caches provide three advantages:

  • The performance of yum increases
  • You may carry out yum operations without a network connection, by using only the caches
  • You may copy packages from the caches and reuse them elsewhere

    Source: fedoraproject.org.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.