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Old 01-29-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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how do u start yum


i typed yum in terminal is that the only way 2 start yum or is there another way also any1 have a link 2 a guide 2 use yum im a linux newbie so im kinda lost thanks
 
Old 01-29-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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What other way would you like?

PS- Using IM/SMS abbreviations on a forum is generally frowned upon. The idea is that you are trying to get help, so clear communications is important. The harder you make it for other people to understand you, the less help you are likely to receive.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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well, you could start with google, or fedora website.

i'm 100% sure there is a nice manual there that explains things far more accurate then we can.

but if you don't want to search,
"yum search rpmname" should start a search for rpmname
"yum install rpmname" should start the installation of rpmname and it's dependency's.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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Yum is a command-line tool, therefore you can only use it from the command line. You probably want YaST, a graphical frontend. Which Linux distribution are you using?
 
Old 01-31-2007, 04:05 AM   #5
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YAST is for suse!,
the equivelent for fedora is Pirut

either tpe pirut form a root shell or (using Gnome) the pakagemanager is either in aplications or system (i cant remember which)
 
Old 01-31-2007, 07:15 PM   #6
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YAST is for suse!,
I don't know anything about RPM-based systems, I assumed yum was for SuSE as well.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 07:31 PM   #7
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Yum is the package manager for Fedora Core systems. To use yum via the command line here is the syntax:
To install a package, as root type:
Code:
yum install packagename
To remove a package type:
Code:
yum remove packagename
To update all of your software type:
Code:
yum update
Adding the -y option to any of these will automatically force a yes answer to any questions about dependencies. For example to run an unattended update it would be:
Code:
yum -y update
You may want to install yumex, it's a more detailed gui for yum than pirut, although it does take longer to start up.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 05:50 AM   #8
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Yum was created originally for Yellow Dog linux, which I beleive was based on red hat. It can be used for fedora or red hat.
If you go to the download section of the yum page;
http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/download/3.0/
you will see rpm and zipped versions, I think this is really just for redhat/fedora though.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 10:08 AM   #9
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Yum can be used on any rpm-based system. Even if your distribution doesn't support yum repositories, yum can be very useful. For example, if you have multiple machines using the same distribution, you can create a local mirror of the maintenance (download it once), then use yum internally against your mirror.
 
  


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