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

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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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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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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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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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yum update fails: Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository …

I'm using CentOS 6.3. When I try to update my system with yum I have this message: yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirrors.ircam.fr * ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Installing OpenSSL shared libraries on CentOS 6.5

OS: CentOS-6.5-x86_64-minimal I downloaded the latest version of OpenSSL Extracted it with tar -xvzf openssl-1.0.1e.tar.gz cd openssl-1.0.1e ./config --prefix=/usr/local make it gives me the ...
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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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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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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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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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yum update presents hponcfg-4.2.0-0.x86_64 conflict

I am in the process of trying to get Cacti installed onto an HP DL360 running Centos 6.3. Running yum update presents me with a few updates but when entering y it returns an error. How can I solve ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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update curl on centos5

i have centos 5.9, with curl 7.15.5. i need curl 7.16.2+ . i'm a novice webmaster...if that. but would like to try. what are the commands to add a yum rpm repo so i can update the curl version, if ...
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CentOS 6 - No Updates

I've had a CentOS 6.3 VM set up for some time now, but I'm not seeing any updates when I run yum check-update, or yum list-security. There has to be something (especially with Apache/MySQL!). If I ...
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Pruning the package tree with apt-get and yum

I love the Macports and Arch package managers, because I can generate a listing of all of the packages that I have manually installed, and "prune" the package tree every once in a while to keep my ...
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error using yum in centos 6

my yum command used to work fine , but now , when I try to use it , it gives me an error : file:///home/user/repo/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read ...
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Yum user temp files (/var/tmp/yum*) fills up with repo data

On my rhel6 system, non-sudo users can do yum check-update. Files are then placed in /var/tmp/yum[user]*/ . The repodata there gets quite large. Can I: Configure the location? Configure yum so it ...
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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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Yum update error: Could not retrieve mirrorlist

I'm trying to do yum update. This is the error I'm getting. sudo yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile Could not retrieve mirrorlist ...
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RPMDB broke after a yum update in fedora 19?

A sudo yum update operation got interrupted and after a yum-complete-transaction was tried again I got this message: Transaction check error: file /usr/libexec/sssd/sssd_pac from install of ...
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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 yum continue to complain about a missing dependency that is already installed?

I have a self-created rpm for mapserver 6.2.1 that I want to support Oracle, but I am having a lot of difficulties getting it all to work. I have installed the ...
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Why does yumdownloader download i686 files if my pc is x86_64 and also installs them?

I simply found out what packages were in the group: Desktop Platform via yum groupinfo "Desktop Platform" Then I downloaded them all one by one via: yumdownloader --resolve ...
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Problem creating a group in a repo : “ yum-groups-manager: error: no such option: --default ”

When you run: yum groupinfo "Desktop" you get 3 categories.. Mandatory Packages Default Packages Optional Packages This is the command I ran: yum-groups-manager -n "Desktop" --id=desktop ...
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Is this the correct way to create a repo for offline usage ? ( for : yum groupinstall “Desktop” )

Let's create a repo for: yum groupinstall "Desktop" first, i create a folder named "test" /root/Desktop/test next i need to know what is inside of "Desktop" group. yum groupinfo "Desktop" ...
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How does “groupinstall” work ? ( How to convert a group-install to a regular multi yum install <package> -y ? )

I would like data on how to replicate the same exact outcome for yum groupinstall "Printing client" without running that command but rather run yum install <package> -y perhaps multiple ...
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Public key for git-…rpm is not installed

When attempting to install git (and probably other packages), I get this error: $ sudo yum -y install git Installing: git x86_64 1.7.11.3-1.el6.rfx ...
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Step by Step instructions to Download everything from : ( yum -y groupinstall “Desktop” “Desktop Platform” “X Window System” “Fonts” )

I am a super paranoid person that believes FBI and etc is spying on me, as a result i have decided to re-install centos-linux to my pc every week. Installing centos minimal edition via usb is simple ...