Yellowdog Updater Modified (yum) is an interactive, rpm based, package manager.

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Install MySQL from Bash Script

I'm coding a bash script to automate the process of deploying VPS servers but I'm having some trouble while trying to install MySQL from either aptitude/apt-get or yum, this is what I have so far: if ...
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How come I don't have package updates in Fedora?

I last updated my Fedora 14 install weeks ago, so I expected a slew of new packages waiting for me, but after I run yum update, I instead get: ... Setting up Update Process No Packages marked for ...
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What is yum equivalent of 'apt-get update'?

Debian's apt-get update fetches and updates the package index. Because I'm used to this way of doing things, I was surprised to find that yum update does all that and upgrades the system. This made ...
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For what purpose would perl* be excluded in yum.conf?

I am not an Unix/Linux admin. I was attempting to install git on our server, and after much googling and trial and error, I discovered that perl* is excluded in our yum.conf file, preventing perl-Git ...
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Non-Root Package Managers

From my research, I seem to notice that all package managers insist on being used as a privileged user and must be installed into /. Typically, what I like to do is create a throwaway account, ...
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Fedora yum update error

When I run yum update, I receive the following error: [root@chandru chandru.math]# yum update Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves Setting up Update Process Resolving ...
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“database disk image is malformed”

Running yum search something I get: Error: database disk image is malformed How to fix?
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Yum update error: “can't start new thread”

I found several posts on this, but none of them work. When I do yum update, I get the error thread.error: can't start new thread; full stacktrace follows: [root@ripper234 ~]# yum update Loaded ...
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Problem installing packages on my Redhat machine

This is what I get $ sudo yum install git-core file://localhost/tmp/common1/x86_64/redhat/50/base/ga/Server/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ...
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Augeas not reading all yum.repos.d files. Why?

I'm trying to use Augeas to manage some options in yum.repos.d but it's not reading all repo files in there. Any hint? # ls -l /etc/yum.repos.d/ total 24 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 200 Nov 10 15:50 ...
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yum groupinstall “Development Tools” fails

Running yum groupinstall "Development Tools" on my CentOS machine fails. I get errors such as: ...
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What repositories do I need to install heartbeat and haproxy on RHEL?

So I am now managing two RHEL machines that I need to install haproxy and heartbeat on. When I follow instructions to do so I get the following: [admin@p2378442 ~]$ sudo yum -y install heartbeat ...
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Why are updates pushed to Fedora's updates-testing repos initially invisible?

I follow various bugs on Red Hat Bugzilla, and I just received a notification from the Fedora Update System that a new package was available for testing that supposedly fixes a bug I was interested ...
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List installed, top-level packages in Fedora

I used to use yum to list all installed packages: yum list installed Now I need to list top level packages only i.e. if a package is a dependency of another, it should not be shown. GNOME's ...
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GUI for adding Fedora software source

Is there a GUI for adding additional software sources in Fedora (FC 13). I have a software repository that works fine when added manually (as a .repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/), but I'd like to have ...
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Duplicating a Yum-based Linux installation

Given an installation based on Yum (specifically in my case, a Scientific Linux 5.1 x86_64 installation), how would I duplicate the installed programs and utilities to a new machine based on Fedora ...