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

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Non-Root Package Managers

From my research, I seem to notice that all package managers insist on being used as a privileged user and must be installed into /. Typically, what I like to do is create a throwaway account, ...
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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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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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Cannot enable network after CentOS 6.3 fresh install

I am trying to perform a fresh CentOS 6.3 installation then run various yum commands such as yum install httpd. The installation runs fine, however I cannot run any network based commands like yum I ...
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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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Remove unused packages

I have installed some rpm package on my Fedora 17. Some packages had a lot of dependencies. I have removed some packages but I forgot remove unused dependencies with yum remove. How can I do that ...
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In CentOS, what is the difference between yum update and yum upgrade?

What is the difference between yum update and yum upgrade, and when should I use one over the other?
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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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Duplicating a Linux installation (Yum-based)

Given an installation based on Yum (specifically in my case, a Scientific Linux 5.1 x86_64 installation), how would I duplicate the installed programs and utilities to a new machine based on Fedora ...
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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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Why using rpm if there's yum?

As we know yum is a package management system which was built on top of rpm. It's also a command line utility which is a(rudely speaking) broader version of rpm, it resolves many problems(the main is ...
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After yum update is it a good idea to restart the server?

I'm aware that it is good to run yum update from time to time to keep my Centos server updated, and I even see that there is way to automate this update. My question is, is it necessary to restart ...
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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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Should you run automatic updates

I'm running production Centos web servers. I want to know what is best practice for running updates. Should I automate this with yum-cron or yum-updatesd? Or is there a danger of updates breaking ...
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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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Installing git “sudo: apt-get: command not found”

I am trying to install git. I run the following command: sudo apt-get install git-core git-gui git-doc But receive the following error: sudo: apt-get: command not found What should I do?
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List installed, top-level packages in Fedora

I used to use yum to list all installed packages: yum list installed Now I need to list top level packages only i.e. if a package is a dependency of another, it should not be shown. GNOME's ...
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Can Yum express a preference for x86_64 over i386 packages?

I run a 64-bit version of CentOS5. At the moment, when I run Yum updates or installs, unless Yum is purged of i386 packages prior, it will install i386 packages when x86_64 are available. Is it ...
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Download all dependencies with yumdownloader, even if already installed?

Is there a way to download all dependencies with yumdownloader, even if they are already installed? I'm trying to create a local repo and only want to include the packages we need.
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how do I install the stock centos repositories?

I have a situation where the stock repo files that should exist in /etc/yum.repos.d/ (like centos-base.repo) are not present. I need to get them installed. I am sure this is simple, but after hours of ...
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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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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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Why did removing iptables “break” my network access?

To remove iptables i used yum : # yum remove iptables -y But this removed a lot of packages : Remove 262 Package(s) Installed size: 710 M Downloading Packages: Running rpm_check_debug ...
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How do I find package URLs with Yum?

I want to update my system (Fedora) with Yum, but I want to use aria2 to download the packages. There was something in pacman that you could use to get the update URLs (and put all links in a file.) ...
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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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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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Will yum remove mysql-server delete my databases?

My MySQL server has broken down, and I can't figure out why. Trying to do a yum reinstall I get this: Error: mysql-server conflicts with mysql-server I figure that's because the server already had ...
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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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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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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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Is it stable to use epel and rpmforge in the same time?

So after a fresh Scientific Linux 6.3 Desktop install, I: yum install rpmforge-release && yum update and yum install epel-release.noarch then: yum install wine gparted cups-pdf ...
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yum Damaged repomd.xml file

I'm having trouble doing anything with yum on Fedora 16. Here is the output I'm getting: [user@mycomputer yum-3.4.3]$ sudo yum update [sudo] password for user: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, ...
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Any other distro offer like Ubuntu Software Centre?

I want to know does any other linux disto offer anything close to Ubuntu Software Centre? Some of the features I like about it is A) Sandboxing B) Ability to search any of the libs/apps with ...
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Fedora yum update error

When I run yum update, I receive the following error: [root@chandru chandru.math]# yum update Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves Setting up Update Process Resolving ...
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Yum and recommended/suggested packages

I'd like to install a software package on my Fedora System, but it has a lot of unreasonable dependencies (which I know for sure they are not actually required). I used to work on Debian, where ...
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yum require an older version of a package as dependency

I have installed TexLive 2012 via the official site and want to install epydoc which depends on an older version. However, when I try to install epydoc which depends on texlive, I get the below ...
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GUI for adding Fedora software source

Is there a GUI for adding additional software sources in Fedora (FC 13). I have a software repository that works fine when added manually (as a .repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/), but I'd like to have ...
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Correlating filename with package

Say, I'm given a filename like libasound.so.2. Is there a way to query the package manager to correlate the filename with its corresponding package? I'm interested to get answers for any package ...
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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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pdksh missing from RHEL 6 and CentOS 6?

The package pdksh does not exist on RHEL 6 or CentOS 6 when I try to install it through yum. So my questions: Why is it no longer available in the default repositories? It is available in version ...
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When importing a key during a yum installation, where is that key stored?

I'm installing a piece of software for which I had to use a third-party repository. After adding the repository with rpm -Uvh http://[site], I installed with yum install [package]. One of the ...
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Linux distribution with 'yum' package manager

I hope that this question is appropriate for this site (if not, please accept my apologies). I am a professional statistician who uses the statistical programming language R. I'm currently building ...
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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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How to use SOCKS proxy with yum?

The man page to yum.conf describes several proxy related variables: proxy URL to the proxy server that yum should use. proxy_username username to use for proxy ...
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Is it normal that Fedora's yum list kernel-* shows two versions of kernel being used?

Is it true that the following shows that two versions of the kernel are being used? (Is the bold face -- the one enclosed in ** showing what is currently loaded / used). Basically, I just created a ...
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yum install in user home for non-admins

I am a non-admin user on a large computer system. I need some up to date packages that are not installed on the system. I want to use yum to install them. As a user without sudo, admin, or root ...
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How to make an rpm package that installs a Java environment if needed

I'm very new to RPM packaging and I'm curious if, during the installation of one RPM it is possible to conditionally install another RPM if needed. In a nutshell. My RPM requires a particular JRE. ...
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CentOS 4.8 and glibc 2.5

How would I go about installing glibc 2.5 on CentOS 4.8? I know CentOS 4.8 has been EOL'd, which is all good and well. However, the environment that I am working in is using this version, and will ...
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CentOS yum repository bad Header V4 RSA/SHA1 signature

I was coping with many problems to get stuck with this one. I have installed yum repository on server (CentOS 5.6) with: createrepo -v -s sha yumrepo/ sha is used due to solution to my earlier ...
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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 ...