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

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Linux Centos 5.5 yum update command is not working

I have done lots of things to update. yum clean all yum clean metadata yum clean dbcache then yum update outputs: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.6/addons/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] ...
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How to enable nagios user created by yum to use check_by_ssh

I've used yum install nagios on an Amazon Linux instance, and it created a nagios user with shell /sbin/nologin and homedir /var/spool/nagios. This is the behaviour on EC2. I want to use check_by_ssh ...
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How to install packages to a custom location in centos6

I have a shared location, let me call it /tp I want to install all my libraries and packages in this location just like the default install. Reason to do this is: I want all the users in the network ...
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yum groupinstall “Development Libraries”

I am new to linux. I am looking at some configuration notes for a CentOS, but I am configuring a Redhat machine. I am not clear: What the below commands install? Why one might install these? ...
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List all RPM packages installed from repo “X”

How can I get a list of all of the RPM packages that have been installed on my system from a particular repo (e.g., "epel")?
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Installing yum on CentOS 5

I have a CentOS vm that I'm currently working on. I tried to update yum and it broke, so I removed it. So I need to re-install it on my vm, can anybody tell me how to install yum on CentOS5?
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Yum stopped working after upgrading it

I just did yum upgrade yum and now I can't use it. It keeps showin this error: [root@devlon5 www]# yum install pdftohtml epel/primary_db 100% |=========================| 3.8 MB 00:00 ...
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Check version of RPM package available in upstream repo if I have a custom one installed

I have a RHEL6.1 machine that's registered with Redhat. I needed to install a customized version of a package (in my case, qemu-kvm), which I installed via RPM. I can see the version info for my ...
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no default repositories in yum

I am trying to install gtk-murrine-engine on my RedHat Linux Client 5.5 using yum install. It says package not available. It appears that there only exists some local repositories in yum , pertaining ...
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Prevent yum from checking for updates when a new package is going to be installed

Whenever I want to install a new package with yum, It first checks for updates. Is there a way to stop it from checking for updates each time a package is going to be installed?
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Yum Cannot Retrieve Repository CentOS 6

I just installed CentOS 6. I tried running yum update and was having trouble getting that to work, so I tried yum clean all and now my situation seems even worse than before. Based upon what I pasted ...
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Package bash-completion missing from Yum in CentOS 6

I am trying to get tab-completion working in Yum in CentOS 6 (so I can do something like yum install firefo<TAB> and get back firefox), and I have found many tutorials which say to simply do yum ...
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What is the best CentOS 6 repo list for LAMP stacks?

I'm just getting into server administration and now everybody needs something. Lately I'm getting stuck on package hunting, so I'm on the search to find the most comprehensive repo list of LAMP ...
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Where can I find a list of all yum repositories?

Now that I know more about yum from my previous question Where is the best location for finding information on /yum? I need to start playing with some new repositories. Where can I find a list of ...
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Where is the best location for finding information on /yum?

So I'm trying install php-mcrypt on one server and git-core on another server. It seems like locating packages is where I'm falling short. (just learning server administration) I'm very ignorant of ...
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apt-get equivalent of yum localinstall

When using Fedora I usually use yum localinstall as a way to install a rpm obtained outside the distribution repositories. I can't find an equivalent option in the apt-get man page. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Package: git-1.7.6.1-1.el5.rf.i386 (rpmforge) Requires: libcurl.so.3

After I run yum install git it shows the error Error: Package: git-1.7.6.1-1.el5.rf.i386 (rpmforge) Requires: libcurl.so.3 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem You ...
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Yum: How can I view variables like $releasever, $basearch & $YUM0?

I am setting up a yum repository, and need to debug some of the URLs in the yum.conf file. I need to know why is Scientific Linux trying to grab this URL, when I was expecting it to grab another URL: ...
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How does createrepo work. How does yum understand parse its files. A conceptual explanation

I am not looking for a how-to on creating a repo (createrepo) or using yum. I want to understand how they work together. I want to know what files yum looks at and why, what those files contain. I ...
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Fedora 15: something weird going on with yum

I am unsuccessfully trying to install some packages in Fedora 15 using yum. Every time I use yum install I get this output: [ziga@ziga-CQ56 ~]$ sudo yum install yum-fastestmirror [sudo] password for ...
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Building from Source on CentOS 5 or newer

I've got a few applications of which I've got to build from source files in order to make it work on CentOS (the programs do not exist in the yum repos). I may be missing something, but unlike Debian ...
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yum proxy http errors

I've a VM running Centos 5.5 and I'm trying to get yum to update via a company proxy. I can browse the web within the VM using the proxy setting , but I cannot get yum to use the proxy. I'm getting ...
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Listing packages in Yum that depend on another installed package

I am trying to install a 3rd-party RPM package on RHEL5 which depends on version 3.4 of sqlite. According to Yum I already have 3.3.6 installed. Is there a way to list the installed packages that ...
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How to block yum from upgrading obsoleted package?

Is there any way to prevent yum from upgrading a package obsoleted by another? I have created a custom repo containing some packages, among them openh323-devel. In current versions of CentOS, ...
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Update yum offline

I've been looking around for a way to update an offline fedora box but haven't found anything. I only have a Windows computer connected to the Internet. I noticed that my yum config is pointed to ...
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How to only allow exact package updates from a repository?

If I have: [usern@hostn yum.repos.d]$ cat google-chrome.repo [google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 ...how can I ensure ...
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Problem installing JDT in Eclipse on linux

I installed Eclipse on Fedora Core 14 using yum install eclipse-platform. I ran eclipse and tried to install the java development tools, but then this error came up: Cannot complete the install ...
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I can't figure out how to install Firestarter Fedora

I am feeling stupid. I have been searching for 3 hours with no success. I installed Fedora 14 and tried to do yum install firestarter but the package was not found. I also tried from a GUI and found ...
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Using YUM or installing APT on CentOS

I am having trouble with a centOS machine I am using. I need some packages, including john the ripper, but yum cannot find the packages. When I type sudo yum install john, I get back the nothing to ...
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APTonCD equivalent for Fedora

Is there an equivalent of APTonCD for Fedora? I tried googling and found YUMonCD but wanted to know if there exists some package in the repos.
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What is a Transaction Check Error ? (yum update)

I tried today to replace packages from atomiccorp's repositories with newer packages from the epel/remi repositories and received Transaction Check Errors. I cannot proceed with my update. Install ...
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How can I remove Orphan Packages in Fedora?

I just switched from Ubuntu to Fedora14. In Ubuntu we had the apt-get autoremove thing to remove orphan/unused packages. What is the counterpart in Fedora?
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Flash plugin installation error

Somehow I found a repository for fedora core 3 flash plug-in. When I tried to install the flash plug-in I have encountered this error. I can't figure it out what does it mean, or how to solve this ...
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How to upgrade Fedora Core 3?

I want to upgrade from fedora core 3 to latest release without using a cd. I have internet connection. Is it possible to use yum to upgrade the OS entirely to the latest version? At present there ...
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Are there any repositories for Fedora 3?

Is there any alive repository for my Fedora Core 3 Linux? (I want to use the yum command but one error comes and tells that base url is not valid) Any help to find any alive repository is very much ...
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How to get files downloaded by yum?

I install a software package on Fedora from the terminal using the command like # yum install live-usb-creator Now at first it downloads some of the packages from online repository and then ...
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Is there an analog of apt-pinning in Fedora?

Apt pinning is a feature that allows to set install priority for a group of packages, determined by a number of attributes, such as package version, repository, distro version, etc. See man ...
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installing Scilab in OpenSUSE 11.3

I want to install Scilab on OpenSUSE 11.3. Which repository is it located in? I cannot find it listed in the package manager. I have tried to install the rpm manually, but I cannot resolve the ...
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What is Fedora's equivalent of 'apt-get purge'?

In Debian, there's at least two ways to delete a package: apt-get remove pkgname apt-get purge pkgname The first preserves system-wide config files (i.e. those found in "/etc"), while the second ...
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Installing multiple packages with one yum command

Is there a way to install 2 or more packages using one yum command yum install mysql php vsftp
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Differentiating between Hard and Soft Dependencies

I will ask this with an example - I have installed gnash-plugin on fedora 64 bit with Yum. It pulled in following packages - Installing : agg-2.5-9.fc13.x86_64 ...
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Are the boost headers separately packaged under Fedora?

The boost C++ library consists of several components. Some components do include shared libraries, other don't. Under a Fedora 14 system I've looked a bit around with yum search boost and rpm -qR and ...
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How to add a repository on Fedora?

With one repository I did it like this (as root): # cd /etc/yum.repos # wget https://some.repo.example.org/foo/bar/Fedora_14/foo_bar.repo # grep enabled foo_bar.repo enabled=1 Is this the ...
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How to use yum to install from a DVD

I use Fedora 14 and I am a newbie to Linux. Some days ago, I used the command yum remove openoffice.org-* and removed openoffice successfully. The, I wanted to get it back. I have all the packages and ...
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Install Git on CentOS 5.5

I have added EPEL repo and here goes... # yum install git-core Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * addons: mirror.team-cymru.org * base: yum.singlehop.com * ...
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How to force 'yum search' to use local metadata/cache?

A lot of times when I run yum search, it tends first to download the metadata from a repository. How do I force it to only search the local cache? I prefer quick results to accurate data in this case, ...
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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 ...