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Old 09-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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how to configure yum

hello friends

i want ask about configure yum on RHEL

what is the steps ,

i know , going to /etc/yum.repos/

but what steps inside file ?
Old 09-17-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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Is the directory maybe /etc/yum.repos.d? That is what it is on Fedora, and I think on RedHat as well. See
In any event, the directory has a set of files that describe various repositories and their locations. My typical set is:
adobe-linux-x86_64.repo rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo
fedora.repo rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide.repo
fedora-updates.repo rpmfusion-nonfree.repo
fedora-updates-testing.repo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo
rpmfusion-free-rawhide.repo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.repo
rpmfusion-free.repo virtualbox.repo
Google any of these names to find out how to download that particular repo as a file and put it in /etc/yum.repos.d.
These download pages will tell you how to set up the GPG signatures as well as a link to the repo files.
Good Luck
Old 09-17-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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this IS RHEL 5 or 6 ???? right
and NOT one of the FREE rebuilds ( CentOS5.8 or 6.3 & ScientificLinux 5.8 or 6.3)

if it IS the CURRENT RHEL 6.3
you mostly DO NOT manually edit repo files
unless this IS a headless server ( then you do )

and IF RHEL 5.8 or 6.3
you MUST 100% MUST buy the REQUIRED license to install software !!!!
install one of the FREE rebuilds
CentOS 6.3 or ScientificLinux 6.3

i want ask about configure yum on RHEL
seeing as RHEL is mostly installed on a server with NO GUI
( as in Gnome Desktop IS NOT INSTALLED and is ONLY a text ONLY install )
start with
su -
yum repolist all 
---- and this also ---
yum update
that will output a list of what " software repos" currently ARE installed and if it is on or off
and post any error you get

if you are behind a router inside a LAN and need to connect to the outside world
then you will need to add those network settings yo the yum config

PLEASE read the RHEL documentation

and seeing as you need to have a paid for support contract ( REQUIRED ) ask red hat
you ARE paying them for support , you might as well use it

if this is centOS6 or SL6
see the cent wiki

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