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Can YUM update software that I install from a CD? Let's say I install open office, run an installer. How is YUM aware of the location, updates for that software?

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Not sure if YUM can detect CD installs, but according to the Wikipedia article YUM is a package-manager for RPM-based distributions. Stands to reason that YUM does keep a log of sorts, at least from the repositories it has access. –  Doktoro Reichard Oct 4 '13 at 19:56

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