Is there a way to install 2 or more packages using one yum command

yum install mysql php vsftp
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    I just tried your command, and it works ok. Why didn't you try it out?
    – tshepang
    Feb 18, 2011 at 14:28

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Just use the exact command from your question. yum can take multiple package names as input:

yum install mysql php vsftp
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    would this work? yum install -y php mysql
    – whoami
    Feb 18, 2011 at 14:39
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    Yes it works like a charm on my laptop running Fedora 14.
    – Dharmit
    Feb 18, 2011 at 16:32
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    It helps if you summarize the link, so the user doesn't have to click through and they're not screwed if the link breaks Feb 18, 2011 at 19:00
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    It just says "Yum accepts multiple arguments, so just specify all of them on the command line" in various ways. I don't think that having a link to some random forum posts that say that actually is useful.
    – mattdm
    Feb 18, 2011 at 19:30

Yes, I do it all the time. Any yum command will work with multiple packages specified, just take a look at the man page.

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