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

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How to tell yum that a package is installed when it thinks it isn't?

I accidentally deleted all my RPM data (I removed /var/lib/rpm/* instead of /var/lib/rpm/__*), and then ran rpm --rebuilddb. Now when I try to run yum update I get: Could not parse metalink ...
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Graphical interface to YUM in Fedora

What are the options for managing yum software graphically in Fedora 16? and how can they be installed (if they aren't already)?
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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 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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Obtaining/Packaging RPM dependencies for Fedora/RHEL linux application — no network access

I currently have an RPM file with 2-3 dependencies specified in the 'Requires' section. When this application is installed using yum, it works fine and the dependencies are installed if they are ...
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Trouble migrating from Yum to apt-get

I recently migrated from using Fedora to Debian. And I'm having some issues with the package manager. I used to be able to search for packages via yum using : yum search ...
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Unable to install the php-posix package on CentOS 5.6

I have the following PHP packages installed on my CentOS 5.6 host and I am trying to install php-posix. When I run yum install php-posix I receive an error saying that php53-common conflicts with ...
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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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Is it possible to install all available packages of TexLive in Fedora?

I would like to install all TexLive packages available for Fedora using Yum. All of them have the format texlive-package. Is there a way to do it all without installing one package at a time (there ...
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YUM won't update KERNEL

... ... ... --> Running transaction check ---> Package db4-devel.x86_64 0:4.7.25-18.el6_4 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: db4-cxx = 4.7.25-18.el6_4 for package: ...
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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 and try to add software or refresh the package list, I immediately get the following error: Authorization ...
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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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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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broken filesets after install VLC via RPMFusion

Needed a media player, followed the link on this site Here is the last part of the YUM output; After following the link above, VLC installed and executed fine, but I was left with broken filesets ...
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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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Why yum's download speed is too slow

My yum download speed in fedora is in average less than 5KB/s and goes to less than 1KB/s but my normal download speed is around 140KB/s. I tried installing yum-fastestmirrors but didn't help. Any ...
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Fedora 14 install Fedora 19 software?

I am using Fedora 14 right now and find some software in the fc14 repository is a little old. I need some software in my machine to be updated, say, to the Fedora 19 version. Without upgrading the ...
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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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Cannot install PHP packages in CentOS

In CentOS 6.3 (Edit: updated to 6.4) I can't install any PHP (MySQL, and many other) packages. For example output of yum install php-devel is: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds ...
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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 list RPM packages installed in order of installation date

I'd like to see a list of software installed in the order of the date they were installed. The order doesn't matter (newest to oldest & vice-versa) as long as they're arranged by date. I'm mainly ...
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How to add the RPM Fusion and livna repositories to Fedora?

RPM Fusion and Livna.org are common third party package repositories for Fedora. You need them if you want to install media players, codecs and/or DVD playback libraries that are not part of the ...
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Can't Install/Update packages on newly installed CentOS

I installed CentOS6 and it is the first time. I tried to install/update packages. But I coudn't. Here is the output and it doesn't stop. How can I solve this? [root@localhost suranga]# yum update ...
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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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“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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listing package dependents

I stupidly did "yum remove python" which also ended up removing all the packages that required python as well. Luckily, I have access to another Linux machine that is a near clone of this machine, ...
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How to install gnome-shell-extensions in Fedora 19?

I want to install a GNOME extension into Fedora 19. I've been using this command: $ yum install gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status But it wasn't able to find the package. I tried adding this ...
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'yum update' without internet connectioon

I have a PC and a laptop. my laptop is always updated, so for updating the PC I don't want to download the packages again for my PC. What I do is copying rpm files from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to download a file from repo, and install it later w/o internet connection?

Assuming that I want to install a program called leafpad later. Currently the only way to install it is via: yum install leafpad -y but I want to save this and install it later without internet ...
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Can I use yum to manage a “package” installed from source

I am running CentOS 5.5. I need to upgrade some packages to newer versions, unfortunately they're not available. I am stuck building from source. Is there a simple way to use yum to manage ...
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Requires: perl(Compress::Raw::Zlib) = 2.052

Im trying to run a yum update but getting stopped by dependencies. I have installed rpmforge el6 which i need for other packages. Error: Package: perl-IO-Compress-2.052-1.el6.rfx.noarch ...
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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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Yum always lists some packages

Whenever I use yum to install something it lists the same packages like this: Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit adobe-linux-x86_64 ...
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How to list packages with files in a particular directory?

I'm switching to CentOS from another distribution, and I'm not used to working with yum. I'd like to know if there's a way to know which installed packages have files in a directory. For example I'd ...
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Is there an equivalent of Synaptic (graphical UI) for Fedora?

I use Ubuntu for many years and I like to use Synaptic to manage packages. I'm testing Fedora (version 20) and I'm a little bit lost. Is there an equivalent of Synaptic (a graphical tool) for Fedora? ...
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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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disable YUM mirrorlist checking

I have a machine which is not connected to the internet. I still want to execute some yum commands from time to time. YUM does like to update the mirrorlist every so often, resulting in errors like: ...
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yum - No package httpd available (new VPS)

So I have a new VPS that only has the bare bones. Not what I was expecting at all and I may be well past my depth but I'm trying to get the essentials running. The host is Swedish and aggressively ...
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What YUM is doing after completing process

For instance when we executed yum update yum localinstall xyz at the end of process when it shows Complete! and when we execute the next any yum command still it shows Another app is currently ...
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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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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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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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Yum can find a package, but can not install it

How is it possible? [root@server1 ~]# yum search diy Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, security, subscription-manager This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can ...