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brave heart 09-04-2007 05:26 AM

Use yum to install package.
Hi, all

If I need to install some package via yum, how can I know if this package is provided by yum?

I mean can I learn that what package list yum support?


odcheck 09-04-2007 05:32 AM


You'll learn alot about it.

important commands are

yum update
yum upgrade
yum install
yum remove
yum search

reddazz 09-04-2007 10:46 AM

If you mean that you want to know what packages are available to install through yum, then you need to use the list option e.g.

#yum list
to search for a specific package, you can do something like

yum list | grep -i nameOfPackage

brave heart 09-04-2007 10:55 PM

Thanks, odcheck and reddazz. Thanks for your reply.

To reddazz:

If I got following:

[root@localhost ~]# yum list | grep -i fcitx
[root@localhost ~]# yum list | grep -i bugzilla
[root@localhost ~]#

then it means I can't install fcitx or bugzilla via yum. Am I right?

reddazz 09-05-2007 02:51 AM

Yes, that means that those packages are not available in the repos that you have setup on your system.

brave heart 09-05-2007 05:31 AM

Then if I really wanna install above package, how can I? Is it a easy way for me to modify the repos?

odcheck 09-05-2007 06:59 AM

as I already said:

at them to the /etc/yum.repos.d

at the both above you can just click on them and they will install via rpm into /etc/yum.repos.d/ automatically

then there is
atrpms which is also a good source.

brave heart 09-05-2007 10:03 PM

Thanks, odcheck.

Do you mean in the package installation, centos5 corresponding to Fedora 7 (Moonshine)?

However, when I check the package list of, I didn't find tomcat, bugzilla or fcitx and so on which I'm interested in.

odcheck 09-06-2007 12:22 AM

Lol... you never said something that you're using CentOS.
Therefor visit

RHEL4 should operate with CentOS
I use CentOS as well with dag.wieers should be rpmforge.

brave heart 09-06-2007 02:51 AM

Hey, odcheck

Thanks for help,

I used"yum update", and then it seems that I can install fcitx. But I'm not so sure about how to use it, I'm trying to ask some chinese guy to help. :D

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