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Old 04-22-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
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Wink Yummy Yum ?

At the risk of sounding dumb, what is Yum ? I've been using Fedora 1 for about a week and have never heard of it before...
Old 04-22-2004, 07:56 PM   #2
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yum is used to install / remove / upgrade packages.

Search = "yum search packagename"
Install = "yum install packagename"
Remove = "yum remove packagename"
Update = "yum update"

Check the couple articles at for choosing servers to speed up yum.
Old 04-22-2004, 08:15 PM   #3
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I think yum started with SuSE just as apt-get (apt4rpm is the RH/FC version.) started with Debian

I just discovered yum installs as default.

I think I will try it as soon as I finish my Gentoo build on my other box.
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YUM stands for Yellowdog Updater, Modified - the ppc rpm based distro updater.


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