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boundsofdreams 06-19-2004 02:40 AM

installing yum
 
Im currently a new user to linux and I just installed fedora core 2. I was trying to install yum (following this website http://fedorafaq.org/#unstable ) so I could possibly install other apps but when I go to /ext/yum.conf to put in the new root its a read only file how so I cant add or change anything. Does anyone know how to change this or did I do something wrong?

camorri 06-19-2004 06:45 AM

Your post has me confused. Were you logged as su when you were trying to modify yum.conf ??? A regular user can not install software, you need to log as root in order to install and configure.

I'm not sure what you are trying to do, this part is not clear. Could you clarify?

" I go to /ext/yum.conf to put in the new root its a read only"

boundsofdreams 06-19-2004 09:06 AM

i have been trying to install yum which is this thing which helps you download other things you might need like java but when i cant seem to get it to work. the root is the root password right? Plus what is su? I'm sorry for bothering you but I just seem to understand

jens 06-19-2004 10:00 AM

Do this:

Open a console.

type su

>enter your root password<

type vi /ect/yum.conf

>press Insert<

Add your new respo.

>press Esc<

type :wq!

astrax 06-19-2004 01:53 PM

It would be easier to install yummy ( http://www.abo.fi/~tjunnone/yummy/ ), and let it configure yum for you.

The website has simple instructions for installation and usage. You must be root (by logging in as root or by the 'su'-command) to install and run the software.

jens 06-19-2004 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by astrax
It would be easier to install yummy ( http://www.abo.fi/~tjunnone/yummy/ ), and let it configure yum for you.

The website has simple instructions for installation and usage. You must be root (by logging in as root or by the 'su'-command) to install and run the software.

Does it work in FC2?
Quote:

Note: This version is not suitable for use with the Fedora Core 2 Test 1 release

astrax 06-19-2004 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jens
Does it work in FC2?
I haven't ran into any problems, and to be exact, the website states: "This version is not suitable for use with the Fedora Core 2 Test 1 release." The current release of Fedora Core 2 is stable (or whatever), not Test 1 anymore.

But to be sure, take a backup copy of your /etc/yum.conf before running yummy.

boundsofdreams 06-19-2004 07:44 PM

how do you get to the console?

astrax 06-20-2004 04:33 AM

If you have Gnome, you can right-click on your desktop and choose Terminal. The program goes by the name of gnome-terminal if I remember correctly.

If you have KDE, some application called terminal or console can be found from the menu. Or you can run the command konsole.


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