Software package manager that installs, updates, and removes packages on RPM-based systems. yum stands for Yellowdog Updater, Modified.

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Is there anyway to create RPM so that yum will allow two versions of the same package?

I'm creating two versions of an RPM and I want yum to keep the old versions when installing the new one. There is no conflicting files. Is this at possible?
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yum install gcc-g++ doesn't work anymore in CentOs 6.4

Today installed CentOs 6.4 fresh new on my workstation. I wanted to install g++. With my surprise I didn't succeed by using yum install gcc-g++ The thing is that even by doing a search I don't ...
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RHEL5.5 switch to CentOS repositories?

I was given a VM for a RHEL5.5 machine but I do not have a RHN subscription. I get this warning when using yum: bash-3.2$ sudo yum update [sudo] password for streamsadmin: Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, ...
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Why can't yum find inconsolata-fonts package available for install?

On CentOS v6.3 when I type: yum update followed by: yum search inconsolata-fonts or: yum search inconsolata I get no results. However a Google search indicates that a package called ...
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Error installing GCC on Fedora

I've been trying to install GCC on Fedora 18. Here is a direct excerpt from my terminal window: ishan@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install gcc gcc-c++ Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit ...
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Tell yum update to given date, no later

I need to tell yum to update to a certain date's patches. For instance, let's say a test box gets updated last Thursday. The owner beats on the machine and determines the patch set is good, so I want ...
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RHEL 6.4: Cannot Update via Terminal

I have a RHEL 6.4 server and I cannot use the yum command from within an SSH connection. If I execute any yum command (yum update, yum install, yum clean all) I get the following: Loaded plugins: ...
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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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Enable an epel repo via script?

I'm installing the Epel repo via a shell script, the repo comes by default disabled, I would like to enable it so the script can install further packages. The following install the Epel repo: yum ...
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Accidentally deleted python, python2, python2.7 files from /usr/bin/. Is it possible to recover them?

I accidentally deleted python, python2, python2.7 files from /usr/bin/. Now yum is also not working. Is it possible to recover them?
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yum --installroot should use /etc/yum.repos.d?

I have a chroot environment in a directory. I want to install some RPM packages using the repositories in that chroot environment instead of the host OS ones. yum --installroot= will look for ...
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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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How do I configure yum to use additional repositories?

I am trying to install a package (e.g. python-mysqldb) and when I try to do a yum install, I get a message that "No package python-mysqldb avaialble". I assume this is because the yum repository set ...
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sudo yum install nginx doesn't work

Here's what I get when I type it in via the command line: [prompt]$ sudo yum install nginx Loaded plugins: priorities, security, update-motd, upgrade-helper ...
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yum: enable a disabled repository

I've found out I can use yum --enablerepo= to temporarily enable a disabled Yum repository, but I want to permanently enable a repository. Is there a preferred Yum command to enable a disabled ...
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Permissions required to rum make install and yum update

I am researching on Openssl update manually and openssl update through yum update. I have figured out the commands to do it. But searching on permissions required to make install and yum update. ...
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prevent yum from looking for updates during install

is there a commandline argument to prevent yum from looking for and downloading updates before installing a package. the update is taking eternity to happen. I just wish to simply install the ...
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How can I install yum?

I've downloaded a fedora-based embedded linux (Endian Firewall Community release 2.5.1). The version of kernel is 2.6.32.43-57.e43.i586. It only has smart package management (and rpm). I can't install ...
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CentOS - Yum doesn't update anymore?

I've been trying to use yum now, but for some reason, not even the search work anymore. I even tried putting packages I already downloaded in the search criteria and is the same. [root@AMDFX03 ...
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RHEL 5.5 : how to install packages using yum

I have a RHEL 5.5 workstation where I'm trying to install chrome, mc, etc. However, I get the following error. [root@munsharm-lnx user_options_dir]# yum install mc Loaded plugins: katello, ...
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Installing development tools in RHEL 6

I have admin privilege on my office computer (running RHEL 6) which is connected in a network. I was trying to install development tools using the command: sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" ...
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FEdora 17, Install specific Kernel version using yum

how can i install a specific version kernel version, I want to install kernel-3.6.11-1fc17.x86_64, however when using yum, it is saying no package available
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yum update error Red Hat 6.4

I have just upgraded my system from Red Hat 5.8 to 6.4. Upon issuing the command yum update I get the following message This system is receiving updates from Red Hat Subscription Management. This ...
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yum update to the specific version of package

I am using yum update command to update openssl on Linux machine. The command is # yum update openssl To update to to a specific version Say If I want to update this to the specific version like ...
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XServer not working

After I remove the perl.i386 using yum remove, Centos 5.4 upon boot cannot start the XServer. How can I configure XServer to get it working? How can I add the other remove packages?
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Linux's Packages updates

I'm trying to reset a Windows's password I have on a computer through a Debian distribution I have on the same machine, the best way for doing this is with a package u can apt-get called chntpw, the ...
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Issue after removing perl.i386 package

I am using CentOS and I have tried to remove Perl from my machine to re-install it. For that, I have used 'Yum remove perl.i386' . But it results in the removal of other packages including Graphics. ...
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how to downgrade red hat version?

I just upgrade my system from RHEL 6.3 to 6.4, which is announced today. Then I found some application can't work well with RHEL 6.4 so I want to downgrade to RHEL 6.3. The yum downgrade command need ...
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How do I downgrade php from 5.4 to 5.3 in CentOS?

I have a webserver running CentOS 6. Yesterday, I installed php-gd with yum install php-gd because I couldn't see graphics on my website. However, when I see my php version, it changed from 5.3 to ...
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Installing PHP 5.4 on CentOS 6

I want to update my CentOS 6 PHP version from 5.3 to 5.4 so I tried this guide: http://www.webtatic.com/packages/php54/ But after running yum install php54w I get this: Setting up Install Process No ...
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YUM Update error

I got a virtual machine with CentOS 6 on it. I've tried to run yum update, but I got this error: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/addons/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The ...
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How to completely uninstall a package (including all extra files that came with it) using yum (or rpm)?

When I do yum remove, it sometimes keeps a package's configuration files. Is there anyway to remove a package completely, without keeping any file that belonged to the package? I am running CentOS.
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How do I change Login Screen Background in Centos 6.3

I want to change the default Login Screen background/theme in Centos 6.3. The INSTALL folder in the theme I downloaded says: Use 'gdmsetup' to install. But gdmsetup isn't a recognized command. I ...
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dependency resolution (CentOs - Yum)

I'm trying to install a package that depends on Java 1.7 with yum. I do I have Java 7 on my machine: #echo $JAVA_HOME $JAVA_HOME /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64 # java -version java version ...
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Yum install for users on small network

We have a small network of 15 users. I need to install some new libraries using yum on all computers on the network. I already have a csh script which allows me rsh onto all computers on the system so ...
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yum install error

I can't run a yum command on my server without getting this: CRITICAL:yum.cli:Config Error: Error accessing file for config file:///etc/yum.conf This is what my yum.conf looks like: # This is the ...
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Is there Gentoo's “world” set analogue for rpm-based distributions?

I want to maintain my Fedora distribution clean and tidy. So, I always want to have installed only required packages. The necessity of a top packages is determined by me and some minimal system set. ...
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Massively messed up python installation stopping Yum from running in Redhat

I stupidly rm'd /usr/lib/python2.6 when trying to install 2.7.3 and now my system is hugely screwed up. I cannot run yum, pip or easy_install . Yum doesn't work: [root@bobby tmp]# yum There was a ...
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yum-builddep fails to retrieve an unrelated RPM and fails - how to prevent?

I'm trying to download sources required to build nekovm using yum-builddep, accidentally, I have nodejs RPM in the list, which is irrelevant to Neko, but it causes yum-builddep to fail, when searching ...
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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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centos and fontpackages-filesystem

How do I go about installing fontpackages-filesystem onto centos? Getting the error: Missing Dependency: fontpackages-filesystem >= 1.13 is needed by package ...
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RHEL Unable to install any package using yum

I am pretty new to Linux and trying to install a package using yum in RHEL5 linux. Even the simplest of the simple packages I am not able to install and it looks like naming server issue. I tried ...
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Centos5: Custom comps.xml documentation/options?

I've got an app that I've packaged into rpms along with some of its dependencies. I'd like to be able to have it accessible as a group for easy install/uninstall. However, there's not too many ...
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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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Problems with YUM and Python2.7 in Fedora 17

yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, yum-fast- : downloader Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile fedora: ftp.freepark.org ...
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List of installed repositories (yum)

In centos how can I get a list of installed repositories?
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How can I get Wireshark with a GUI on my EC2?

I have an Amazon EC2 machine that I'd like to run Wireshark on, using X forwarding. Unfortunately, the only Wireshark packages found with $ yum search wireshark are: wireshark-devel.x86_64 ...
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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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Is it safe to install kernel packages as dependencies on a Linode?

I'm working on a Linode: [michael@ads_portals ~]$ uname -r 3.5.2-linode45 I need to install some libraries, such as PyQt4-devel: sudo yum install PyQt4-devel Unfortunately, this comes up in the ...
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Yum: What defines the repo a package gets pulled from if the same package is contained in multiple repos?

On any given box that has subscriptions to multiple repos yum list available --showduplicates foo gives me: foo.x86_64 0.0.1-1 dev-repo foo.x86_64 0.0.1-1 test-repo What is the logic ...