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Old 06-26-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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Smile how do i use yum to find software or software packages

hi - can I use YUM to find a software oackage starting with <whatever>

or can you search by subject.

eg: say i want to install openoffice would I use

yum install <return>


Old 06-26-2009, 01:35 AM   #2
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I use "Yumex" for the gui, and from there I have a gui to search for packages.

su -
yum install yumex
Old 06-26-2009, 01:50 AM   #3
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Pls go through it, no more doughts remain regarding yum commands:

To download and install all updates type the following command:
# yum update

List all installed packages, enter:
# rpm -qa

# yum list installed

Find out if httpd package installed or not, enter:
# rpm -qa | grep httpd*
# yum list installed httpd

To check for and update httpd package, enter:
# yum update httpd

Search httpd and all matching perl packages, enter:
# yum list {package-name}
# yum list {regex}
# yum list httpd
# yum list perl*

Remove package called httpd, enter:
# yum remove {package-name-1} {package-name-2}
# yum remove httpd

Display the list of available packages
# yum list all

Display list of group software

Type the following command:
# yum grouplist

You can easily find out what RPM package provides the file. For example find out what provides the /etc/passwd file:
# yum whatprovides /etc/passwd

Task: Display the list of available packages

# yum list all
Task: Display list of group software

Type the following command:
# yum grouplist

If still having any doughts feel free to ask us, i will do my best to resolve ur problem.


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