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Is there an option for yum to compile from source instead of installing pre-compiled binaries?

I've recently switched to Fedora. I'm looking for an equivalent of the procedure described here but in yum, so I can take advantage both of compiler optimization in heavily used software that ...
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Get “timeout” command from GNU coreutils 8 on RHEL 5.7 machine

What is the best way to install the Gnu timeout command on an RHEL 5.7 machine? I would prefer to install with yum, but I can compile from source if that is the only way. timeout was introduced in ...
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Yum does not resolve depencies after a rpm -ivh installation

i use AWS EC2 instances. i wanted to setup a package versioned at 5.4.0 but the latest that yum search all --enablerepo epel offered was 5.0.0. i hence did wget and configure && make ...
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My Fedora Setup is gone due to accidental “yum upgrade”

How to roll back? I tried yum history undo 143 and yum --skip-broken history undo 143 and get the following errors. Important: All I care about is getting my kernel and custom graphics driver back to ...
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Why yum's tab completion is slow

Why yum's tab completion is slow, does it connect to internet to get information about packages? if yes, how can I disable that and force it to use local repos.
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Yum's download speed is too slow

My yum download speed is in average less than 5KBps and goes to less than 1KBps but my normal download speed is around 140KBps. I tried installing yum-fastestmirrors but didn't help. any suggestions?
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Package name suggestion in fedora

In Ubuntu when an app is not installed and in Terminal you type for example gvim it says that this app is contained in package vim-gnome and try installing that but in fedora that doesn't happen with ...
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what/where is the default yum conf and server

I have 2 new redhat hosts (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.9). Lets call them A and B. They both run on 2 different networks. I try to run the 'yum -update' command on both hosts. Works ...
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What's the rpm/yum equivalent of `aptitude why`?

On .deb managed systems one can use $ aptitude why <package> to find out what installed package required the installation of <package> for example: $ aptitude why python i xdiagnose ...
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Can I list installed packages which were directly requested with yum?

I want a list of installed packages requested by the user, excluding those installed as dependencies. This is on a CentOS 5 machine and the packages were installed using yum. I am attempting to ...
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How to create .repo file?

I am trying to create my RPM repository, besides the posts on SuperUser I have followed the usage document of createRepo, which was pretty straight forward. Although, regarding the .repo file I ...
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Cannot resolve dependencies while installing a package

When I try to install mysql-devel package by doing /usr/bin/yum install -y --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=base mysql-devel It fails with the following errors. ... ... --> Finished Dependency ...
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What is the technical differences between “update” and “upgrade” with yum?

I frequently use the following when updating/upgrading RPM-based distros (CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora in my case): yum -y update && yum -y upgrade However, I'm not sure exactly how the two yum ...
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Getting error GTK when compiling although GTK is already Installed

I'm a linux newbie and trying to compile a software but getting an error; it is telling me that GTK is not installed checking for GTK... configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-2.0 >= 2.0.0) ...
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CentOS - How do I find out which repository a package was installed from?

When you use yum info to find details for a selected package, it lists the repo as "installed". That's all well and good, but for installed packages, I want to know which repository it is installed ...
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Alternatives to Gentoo Prefix?

Are there any package managers that: work without root privileges, and install packages at a custom location (similar to ./configure --prefix), and install stable packages (unlike Gentoo Prefix ...
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Getting the package name that contains a library that I need

Fedora 14 I recently went to install some software using the source files. When I ran the command ./configure I got a message saying that No package gthread-2.0 not found After searching the ...
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Is there a list of programs for yum

Basically I would like to know if there's is an actual web page that can be searched for the programs available under yum. I have yumex and I've tried using it but its super slow to search (sometimes ...
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How to uninstall software in Linux

how to uninstall software in linux. I am facing issues installing No machine setup(NX)
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What is the difference between yum, apt-get, rpm, ./configure && make install?

I am new to Linux and am running CentOS. I have come across four ways to update or install software. So far, I've seen: yum install [program] apt-get install [program] rpm -i [program].rpm wget ...
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F11— skipping specific packages on auto-software-update

I recently upgraded my F9 to F11, which went smoothly and has been great-- with the exception of Amarok (which at v1.4 is an OUTSTANDING music program-- I like it MUCH better then iTunes). F11 ...
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Yum commands cheat sheet for Macports users

What are the equivalent yum commands of the following MacPorts port commands? search self-update installed (list) outdated (list) Are some things completely different from MacPorts?
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How do you track which packages were installed on Fedora (Linux)?

(This question is very similar to 6338. It was suggested that it be split from it as Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian are different enough to warrant different answers.) As I use any Fedora setup I ...