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Old 07-28-2005, 11:00 AM   #1
penguinista66
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Fresh outta the can noob needs help w/ dependencies, Yum


Hi,

I've tried reading other threads regarding installs and dependencies. I'm trying to install Amaya and I'm getting dependency problems. How do I resolve them? In the threads I've read, there seems to be something called yum which i can invoke through the terminal to help install/ resolve dependencies, but I need some basics, first.

What is yum?

What is generally the procedure to download/install the files needed to resolve dependency problems?

Is there a "how to" on this anywhere that doesn't read like Chinese Algebraziers?

Thanks,

-Marc
 
Old 07-28-2005, 11:55 AM   #2
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Yellow dog Updater, Modified

yum search your_package_name (will tell you if the package is installed)

yum install your_package_name

yum remove your_package_name

yum update (will update your system)

yum -y update (will totally automate your update)

From the Linux.Duke.edu site:
Yellow dog Updater, Modified
Yum is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what things should occur to install packages. It makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm.

http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/
 
  


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