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Old 01-28-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
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APT and YUM issues


Hi.

Im using fedora core 3 which has yum included.
According to what i know, i can add update-sites to yum.conf so it will try to find updates there, but im not sure if adding the name of the site is enough (www.atrpms.com) or should i add some more details?

Is there a special pattern it should be written by in the yum.conf file?
An example could be very helpful.

Is there any noticeable difference between apt and yum?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:39 AM   #2
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Replace your yum.conf with this one: http://www.fedorafaq.org/samples/yum.conf .

Also, http://www.fedorafaq.org is a great site for any sort of Fedora question.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:42 AM   #3
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Sorry, I should also have pointed out this guide to yum.conf's syntax in case you want to modify it yourself.

http://www.siliconvalleyccie.com/lin...m#_Toc91165211

Also, try just typing 'man yum.conf' at the command line. Generally, if you're having a problem with xyz, typing 'man xyz' will give you some useful info.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:47 AM   #4
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Oh and BTW, before posting something you may want to check the tutorials page. There's at least one really good yum tutorial there:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=189

As for the difference between APT and yum, not really. Although if you say that too loudly, you might get some people around here a little upset...
 
Old 01-28-2005, 11:48 AM   #5
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Thanks Ekpyrotic.

And you're right about checking the tutorials, i guess it's just easier to ask and get it on a silver plate
 
  


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