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

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Fedora 20 won't startup after shutdown during kernel update

I had a few bugs in my System(System Settings not opening and Firefox not starting) and I thought a kernel update(via yum) could do it some good. During that update, I suddenly got logged out as if ...
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How do I resolve the url timeout error when running a yum command?

I'm trying to upgrade SVN 1.6 to 1.8. When I run the commands: yum install mod_dav_svn subversion I get the following error (after a short pause): ...
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Yum installation of package specific modules

I was playing around with texlive package recently and found out that there is a way to install tex style packages with yum install 'tex(package.sty)' command. I've never seen package name was ...
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Install rpm from custom repo

I created a custom repo on one of my machines that I am able to grab updates from. However I also want to be able to install packages such as emacs,gcc, and the such from the repo. The updates work ...
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When using createrepo can I place rpms in multiple directories?

When I use the createrepo command can I place RPMs (within the base dir) in multiple directories (think hierarchical) and still have yum recursively look at all the RPMs the directories within the ...
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Does updating disabled services re-enable them?

I remember going through this list to disable some of the services that I do not need on my Fedora desktop. By going through my bash history, I can also see clearly that I have disabled rsyslog with ...
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How to replace one package with another using yum? [duplicate]

I must be missing something obvious here. If there are two equally versioned RPM packages of the same software product, with one of them installed on one of my rigs (with a metric tonne of packages as ...
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How to yum remove Python gracefully?

I just tried to upgrade the Python installation on my CentOS machine. After few times of failure, I did yum remove python. Then problems started to happen. yum found about 300 dependencies on the ...
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How to uninstall vmware-tools-foundation

So I am having lots of problems with this: Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum. ** Found 21 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows: ...
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What is the difference between i686 and x86_64 packages?

I have a machine with both glibc i686 and x86_64, and a very annoying problem with glibc. Is it normal to have two libraries of the same name installed on one computer? How can I know which library ...
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Tunnel yum traffic through another server via ssh

I am running a Fedora desktop behind a corporate proxy that is blocking yum traffic (specifically *.gz and *.bz2). I have access to a separate RedHat machine via ssh which can download anything it ...
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Yum security model OR Why can a hostile proxy deny updates without a warning?

A friend of mine just had the strangest kind of problem where his Fedora 20 would not update to (or even find) the current kernel 3.16.3 (and incidentally also not update the vulnerable bash version). ...
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Difference between yum update vs yum install

While working with the rpm command I noticed that if I installed some-package-1.0 and then performed another rpm -ivh some-package-1.1 both packages will be listed when I do a rpm -qa | grep ...
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Create child repository server from parent repository server in Linux

If I have Linux YUM repositories configured at server1. How can I add this server1 as the main repo for other servers?
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How to uninstall JDK1.6? [duplicate]

I am on Scientific Linux- I have JDK 1.6 and 1.7, 1.7 being used but I think the 1.6 is causing me problems. How can I remove the 1.6 version from Linux? I had to install it using yum.
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How to merge config files interactively after “yum update”

After system packages are updated with "yum update", config files which could not be overwritten are not replaced, but we can find *.rpmnew files near by. By design system administrator must merge ...
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Yum or Reposync: How can I slowly remove a repository without unintended dependency issues?

I have used reposync to create and maintain local copies of two repositories, remi and remi-test. These are repositories maintained by Remi Collet. On several systems in an internal LAN, I added both ...
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make RPM recognize dependency built from source

I am trying to emulate an enviroment that has centos5 and tomcat6 (for some reason), which is a problem because there are no RPMs for tomcat6 which are compatible with centos5 available to me. I do ...
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How to remove a (group) of softwares that depend on one another? [duplicate]

I would like for example to remove php and all it's components and extensions as seen in this picture, but instead of removing every software one by one, is there anyway safe I can remove them all ...
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yum install kernel-devel: “Nothing to do” [SOLVED]

I need the kernel-devel package to compile a program(How to check if USB WiFi-Adapter is not working or router is out of range?), but when I try to install it via yum, this is the only output: yum ...
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So, what do I do with the output of yum check?

When I run yum check (or try to use yum to update my system generally), I get the following: # yum check Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, priorities, refresh-packagekit ...
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Upgrading from Fedora 17 to Fedora 20 (or higher)

I'm trying to upgrade my fedora 17 install to a more recent version. I have tried the following methods, which don't work: First, using fedup: # yum install ./fedup-0.8.1-1.fc20.noarch.rpm Loaded ...
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Why is there an apt-get script set in my cron.daily, I'm on Fedora 20?

I found this file tonight: /etc/cron.daily/apt.cron #!/bin/sh [ ! -f /var/lock/subsys/apt ] && exit 0 [ -f /etc/sysconfig/apt ] && . /etc/sysconfig/apt [ $CHECK_ONLY == "yes" ] ...
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“Suggest” to RPM install the UID of a user that is going to be created?

In an RPM it's possible to create a system account; is it possible to suggest the UID to use? For example; during the normal install say that the UID in use was going to be 100; but I want it to use ...
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Where does demo code usually go when installed with package manager.

In this particular example I am trying to get the CGAL Library demo code wich is availble from the Fedora package manager yum: CGAL-demos-source.x86_64 : Examples and demos of CGAL algorithms ...
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Yum regular expression or wildcard search?

Fedora documentation says: 5.2. Advanced Searches If you do not know the name of the package, use the search or provides options. Alternatively, use wild cards or regular expressions with ...
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Disabling gpgcheck with tmprepo plugin

I want to install an rpm from a repo just once and not have to add it to my yum.repos.d/ directory using the tmprepo plugin. However, I’m blocked on how to install an rpm with no gpg signature. The ...
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Install yum packages on a mounted volume

I have a Raspberry Pi with Pidora installed. I need to install a LAMP server. This is the scheme of the filesystem, with a mounted USB flash drive. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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yum: RPM dependency tree

I'm going to install an RPM package and I can see that some of dependencies requires X server libraries to be installed as well. I'm absolutely sure that the package I need is a server software and ...
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Does yum's --enablerepo option only enable a repo for the current command?

Does yum's --enablerepo option only enable a repository for the duration of the current command? For example if the enabled setting in /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo file is set to 0 (disabled) and I ...
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Can't install “libdvdcss” with yum anymore after update on “Fedora 20 Heisenburg”

I couldn't update my system today, because of dependency problems with libdvdcss, I removed libdvdcss and it's dependency libdvdcss2. Update was successfull after that but now I can't install ...
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Other than via configuration in /etc/yum.repos.d, where else can a repository be configured?

Helping out someone who inherited his environment. He wants to disable some repositories. This is an anonymized output of his yum repolist: luke@server1 $ sudo yum repolist Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, ...
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bash script to verify rhel patching

we have several redhat servers which we patch from redhat satellite. To avoid confusion, I'll use the term "host" to denote the server which is being patched. We have a script, say, patch.sh, which ...
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Bash STDERR still appearing after redirection [closed]

I am trying to parse the output of yum check-update in Bash 4 (Red Hat) and want to skip the first line that states: 'This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use ...
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How can I instruct yum to install a specifc version of package X?

If there are 2 versions of a given RPM available in a YUM repository, how can I instruct yum to install the version I want? Looking through the Koji build service I notice that there are several ...
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Installing PHP 5.3.3-24 on CentOS 6.5 (Final)

I require a slightly older version of PHP for my server because I need to be able to exploit a CVE (CVE-2006-7243) that was patched in the newer versions. NOTE: This is a legitimate use case where ...
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Yum file conflicts due to my mistake. How do I fix?

I did something stupid. I simply scped my rpmforge repo files from another (working) machine on to my dev box, and ran yum update. This yielded: root@dev07 /etc/yum.repos.d # yum update Loaded ...
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“Couldn't resolve host” when downloading Fedora 16 packages

I'm using yum to install make, I am getting the following error. I tried all solutions from similar questions but the issue remains. ...
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Getting conflict errors when runnin yum update

I'm truing to run yum update, and keep getting errors about conflicts. I must have accidentally interrupted an update at some point, but I don't know when and how. I've tried —skip-broken, but it ...
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update ss utility on centos

My centos version is: 2.6.32-131.17.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Oct 6 19:24:09 BST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux And my ss version: ss --version ss utility, iproute2-ss091226 I need to ...
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Using YUM for CentALT packages

Since CentALT isn't available anymore I can't upgrade some of my packages. Sure I can use a mirror for CentALT to get it working, but it only lists 'older' packages since it's not updated anymore. I ...
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Unable to Pull EPEL repository Metadata

Installing Nginx on Scientific Linux according this documentation fails: [vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epe l/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm' ...
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problem regarding YUM

I have a problem with my Centos 6. Actually, I am trying to run any command like yum update or yum upgrade or yum install mysqlmysql-server. Everytime, I got an error below: Loaded plugins: ...
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Unable to install Mysql

When I install mysql on my Centos, I get the following error: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile Could not retrieve mirrorlist ...
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How can I put some comment in yum installation list?

Lets say I made a List of installed packages by: rpm -qa > list I want to use this list to re-install those Packages on another System, For Example By: yum -y install $(cat list) But I need ...
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Unable to install yum and mysql,ssh

When I go to install mysql on CentOS 6,I get the following error: yum install mysql mysql-server Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile ...
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Centos rpm -qa vs yum list installed

I want to have server b to have exactly the same setup as server a. My plan is to have a list of all installed things on server a and install it by using the list on server b something like : yum ...
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Downgrade gcc to 4.6.3 on fedora?

How can I downgrade gcc to 4.6.3 on fedora. I am working on a project that I do not have permission to update to be comparable with 4.8 and need to be able to install gcc 4.6.3. How can I do this?
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Yum on CentOS 7 repositories may be broken

Just got CentOS 7 on a new server and I went yum install httpd and it went fine. Afterwards I went yum install mysql-server and I got No package mysql-server available. I haven't messed up with the ...
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yumdownloader can't find packages with extended local version

Background: I asked this question a long time ago, trying to figure out the RedHat convention of package-1.2.3.el6_1.x86_64.rpm. I was told that the el6_1 portion is the "local version" -- it's ...