Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2005, 10:00 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: 3rd stone from the sun...
Distribution: Fedora Core 1 (for now)
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Fresh outta the can noob needs help w/ dependencies, Yum


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?


Old 07-28-2005, 10:55 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2002
Posts: 411

Rep: Reputation: 30
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 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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Few questions setting up a fresh install for a noob Dachy Slackware 2 09-16-2005 11:45 AM
Missing Dependencies during Yum Install? keysorsoze Fedora 4 01-17-2005 12:01 AM
yum fails dependencies? belorion Fedora 0 11-13-2004 05:04 PM
Dependencies - Yum and Yast ssswift SUSE / openSUSE 2 11-05-2004 11:40 PM
yum cannot resolve dependencies to update peregrine2 Linux - Software 0 07-19-2004 10:42 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration