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

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How to prevent .jar files from going into /etc when installing OpenJDK from rpm?

After I found and installed OpenJDK in Fedora 20 using Apper I noticed there is a series of directories starting with jar prefix under /etc/alternatives, specifically: /etc/alternatives/jre (93,4MB) ...
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Error: requested datatype primary not available

By the error I can't install any packages. And also I can't update to the latest version. I don't know what to do now. Any help much appreciated. Error: requested datatype primary not available ...
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Updating CentOS by YUM command without removing previous version

I wanna update my system by yum command, after executing yum update it wants to update kernel to 2.6.32-431.5.1.el6 version also it wants to remove my oldest kernel version (2.6.32-279.el6). ...
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obsoleted package breaks yum install of older JBoss

I need to install an older version of JBoss. 6.1.0 EAP is what has been approved and supported for my application. So when I try to force install the correct version of the jbossas packages the ...
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Why yum resolve dl.google.com to an IPv6 address?

I installed Google chrome browser on Fedora 18. Now when I try update softwares using yum upgrade, it report the following error and I can't get chrome updated. ...
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Linux why does yum say up-to-date when newer versions available?

I am trying to install an up-to-date version (2.19) of util-linux to get lsblk but yum doesn't find it: [Harry@SN031568820668 ~]$ sudo yum install util-linux Loaded plugins: presto, ...
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Installing ack on cpanel

I need to install ack on an instance of whm/cpanel (I have root access as it is a VPS) but I have not found any information on how to do that. I tried to install it using the WHM RPM manager, but the ...
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Centos : yum errors : dependencies conflict

On Centos 5, for installing some program, i need to upgrade libxml2. But i can't because of another package (libxml2-python) that seems needing my current obsolete version of libxml2 Can you help me ...
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yum no longer able to detect/access repository

Yum was working fine until I tried to install google chrome and used the --add-repo command with which I added chrome's repository. Ever since then, whenever I do a sudo yum install, yum only ...
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Why doesn't yum list anything?

In a Kubuntu I installed yum. ~$ sudo apt-get install yum ...
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What problems should I expect when adding a CentOS yum repository to RHEL?

I've added the CentOS 6 Updates yum repository to my RHEL 6.4 machine. That's because RHEL doesn't ship with the php-snmp package - and the easiest one to find is on the CentOS site. Anyways, this ...
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Error with local created repository

This is the error I am getting frequently in CentOS, could somebody tell me why & how I can solve the issue. [root@localhost ~]# yum install finger Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, ...
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How can I find out where an RPM came from?

I have an RPM that is sitting on a server I inherited. On the server is an RPM that is needed for one of the applications that it runs. xmlrpc-epi-0.54.2-1.x86_64.rpm Rather than using this ...
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Why is yum not installing my softwares on RHEL 6 ?

I am trying to install avr-gcc using yum on a RHEL 6. But I get this error. [root@xilinx etc]# yum install avr-gcc Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin There was an error parsing the RHN ...
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yum installs kernel-devel different from my kernel version

I am attempting to install the VMWare player in Fedora 19. I am running into the problem that multiple users have had where VMware player cannot find the kernel headers. I have installed the ...
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what yum repo do I need for nfs-utils

I downloaded yum but have 0 repos. What yum repo do I need for nfs-utils so I can do this tutoial: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/set-up-easy-file-sharing-with-nfs-on-linux/#. ...
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I can't use the command ftp [duplicate]

When I try to install ftp [root@localhost bin]# yum install ftp Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile Setting up Install Process No package ftp available. Error: ...
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How to reinstall yum?

I made a big mistake: I removed yum. So now when I for example run the following it gives me an error: $ yum clean all yum command not found. I can download the package succesfully: wget ...
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Can I automate y/N responses while installing?

When I run installs in Fedora with say yum groupinstall "Development Tools", I am sometimes prompted to hit y/N. Can I tell the OS to automatically chose y when such prompts occur? That would let me ...
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Amazon AWS (Amazon AMI) installing OpenVPN

I'm trying to set up OpenVPN on AmazonAWS. I'm pretty new to Linux so I followed a tutorial. I ran yum -y install openvpn and I received a message saying it was successfully installed. The next step ...
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What is the difference in “yum search” and “yum search all”?

What is the difference in "yum search" and "yum search all"?
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Yum not working

When I try to execute yum I get this: My guess is I need to start the Ethernet connection because I cant ping and this is what what we do with SL6. I'm new to CentOS that is why I ask. I've ...
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Installing PostgreSQL 9.0 on RHEL 6.4 (How to get Yum to Include a version of OpenSSL I built from source)

I receive the following errors from yum install postgresql90-server: Error: Package: postgresql90-9.0.15-1PGDG.rhel6.x86_64 (pgdg90) Requires: libssl.so.10(libssl.so.10)(64bit) Error: Package: ...
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yum installs an old version of cmake

For some reason when I run yum to get cmake it will install an older version. Could it be because my repo list is not complete? I'm on CentOS 6 using a minimal desktop install from the non-net install ...
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No package community-mysql-devel available

I'm trying to get this package because I need it to build software on CentOS 6, but I'm getting this error: No package community-mysql-devel available I'm logged in as root, using yum. Could it be ...
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Is there a map of package names across the different package management systems? [duplicate]

I have amassed a small collection of *nix boxes (Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS and Puppy) and there are a couple of projects I'm considering that I need to install additional libraries. Specifically, this ...
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What do the characters y/d/N mean?

Dumb question, I know, but when I am updating my system, the machine tells me the size of the packages to download and asks me: is this ok: [y/d/N]? I know the meaning of y (yes) and N (no), but ...
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yum update failing each time

I have been trying to update my Fedora 19 system, but each time it fails with some error. I tried doing a yum clean all but to no avail. The last time i got this set of errors, Total ...
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What is the purpose of the command “yum list extras”?

According to the man pages, yum list extras performs the following action: $ yum list extras [glob_exp1] [...] List the packages installed on the system that are not available ...
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How do you Configure Package Management System (YUM) for MongoDB

On the site (mongodb) it lists ... Create a /etc/yum.repos.d/mongodb.repo file to hold the following configuration information for the MongoDB repository: then... [mongodb] name=MongoDB ...
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How to install lsblk on CentOS 5

I'm more used to Debian so yum and CentOS is a little new to me. Apparently, lsblk is not available on this system. I'm trying to install it via yum with no luck. I just get "nothing to do". I ...
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Is there a way to install and remove packages in a single yum command?

Is there a way to add and remove packages at the same time with a single yum command? For example, installing postfix and removing sendmail without running two separate commands/transactions.
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Cannot upgrade Scientific Linux to version 6.5

I have been trying to figure out a way to get my Scientific Linux box to upgrade to version 6.5. It's currently 6.4 and everytime I perform a yum update I get an error message (see below!). Can anyone ...
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How to install git for CentOS?

I tried several suggestions from this answer but none of them worked. [root@308321 sugar-dev]# yum install git Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: ...
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Why does CentOS even with its latest release ship older versions of apps such as Python 2.6?

Why does CentOS even with its latest release ship older versions of apps such as Python 2.6? What is the reason and logic behind it?
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Verify a package installed with yum --nogpgcheck having gpg key

due to some network limitations I get this error while installing google chrome from rpmfusion repo: GPG key retrieval failed I have also the gpg key of google chrome downloaded from the same url ...
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What is transaction check in Yum installation

What is the "Transaction Test" that will be done during installation using yum? Please explain with details..
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How to install emacs using YUM without X11 libraries?

I have installed a minimal installation of CentOS 6.3 inside a VirtualBox VM. Now, I would like to install Emacs for use from the command line only. When I do a search for emacs using yum search ...
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Yum adds the dir 'Package' to baseurl

I'm on a network that doesn't get outside internet. I have the repo file pointing to a http server on the network that has the packages that came with the RHEL install cd. Most of the servers work ...
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How to list packages and their urls in yum repository?

How can I list all the packages and their download URLs in a yum repository? I tried yum --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=google-chrome list available Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit ...
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How can I fix the issue where Add/Remove Software never asks for my password?

Using CentOS Release 6.4 x86 when I go to **System > Administration > Add/Remove Software*8 and try to add software or refresh the package list, I immediately get the following error: ...
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Trying to update php on CentOS 5.7

Apologies in advance - I'm not a good Linux user by any stretch of the imagination. I have a CentOS 5.7 dedicated server on which I host a few websites. I currently have php 5.2.10 installed, but ...
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Java update on Centos

I have a Centos 6.2 machine. It currently has JDK 1.6.0_26 installed. I would like to update that to 1.6.0_38, the current release version. I saw a comment somewhere about sudo apt-get; apt-get does ...
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User profiles in yum Repository Definition Files

I have a host where the yum.repos.d directory contains a yum repository definition file that has a password protected repository and so has a plain text username and password. This is not a big deal ...
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Yum, force the update of dependencies

I have a package with several dependencies. I updated my repo with the given package and his dependencies but when I'm updating the package dependencies are not updated since the required versions are ...
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Identifying unused repositories in Yum

Is there a way to identify an unused repository in Centos/RHEL? I have quite a few repositories installed on a Centos machine and I'm not sure which ones are actually needed and which ones aren't. ...
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Yum update shows “Killed”

When I update my RHEL with yum update commend, it list all update packages, and after I hit Y for yes, got following response. Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction ...
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fedora 19 dependency issue

I am getting this error while updating: Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package openssl.x86_64 1:1.0.1e-4.fc19 will be updated ---> Package openssl.x86_64 ...
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YUM: How to prevent EPEL from upgrading packages installed from other repos?

I would like to leave EPEL enabled and configure it to allow updating only the packages that were installed from EPEL itself in the first place (packages which were manually installed from EPEL ...
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setting up yum in stripped down linux

I have a box that contains minimal binaries needed to run Scientific Linux. What I want to do is to install additional programs. I could get rpm installed and tried to install yum but resolving those ...