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

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Remove or disable NetworkManager?

I installed wicd on my Fedora19. The main reason is that I could not get NetworkManager icon displayed in my tint2 system tray (I am using Openbox3.5.2). Now that I am not using NetworkManager anymore,...
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Install latest vlc on centos 5.5

I am using Centos 5.5. When I try, yum install vlc I got vlc version 0.9.9a which is very old with lot of bugs. Is there a way to get the latest version of VLC? I have already tried yum update vlc ...
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How does YUM know of a software update of something I installed from a CD or download

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? thanks
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How to view the versions available in yum

I'm trying to find a specific version of node.js (npm) to install on a CentOS machine. I want a specific version so that new members of our team aren't all running different versions of node.js than ...
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how to stop yum from trying other mirrors

I'm sitting behind a proxy on my CentOS 6.4 box and I can't perform a 'yum update' because yum keeps killing the slow downloads and trying another mirror. The problem is that the way our proxy works ...
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CentOS 6.4 minimal unable to use yum

I have a minimal CentOS 6.4 running off a VM through VirtualBox in Bridged mode. Fedora 19 is the host. I am completely unable to use yum update. Whenever I try, I get this error: Error: Cannot find ...
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how to rollback/undo yum update on fedora after messing the fedora versions

I want to install texlive on my fedora 16 laptop with the following procedure: # yum remove tex-* texlive-* # cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/texlive.repo <<EOF [texlive] name=texlive baseurl=http://...
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Error installing nvidia-graphics on CentOS — requires libGL.so()(64bit)

I am trying to install nvidia-graphics from atrpms, and it cannot install because of a dependency. It need libGL.so. I tried yum install libGL.so.1 But I still can't get it to work. The error is:...
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Createrepo ignoring additional versions of packages

I have a repo where I need to be able to serve older versions of a package to clients. However, when I run createrepo on a given directory with those older versions of a package present, it only ...
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yum epel depsolving problems when installing R

I am trying to install R on an old RHEL5 system. sudo yum install R reveals This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite. Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies -->...
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YUM crashed due to library missing

I tried to remove stock Lua and build my own one, so I tried: yum remove lua But too many dependencies on the package and it does not allow me to remove it so I used rpm instead: rpm -r --nodeps --...
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upgrading google chrome on centos 6.0 using yum not working

I tried upgrading my chrome 26.x by going to the "about google chrome" page -- but unlike my windows chrome, the linux chrome(centos 6.0) v 26.x did not offer to upgrade to the latest version. I ...
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Yum hangs on setting up package sacks

I'm having trouble with Yum installing postfix. I'm using yum on a trixbox/freepbx system and trying to get voicemail-to-email setup for VOIP Cisco phones in an office environment. Anyways I try ...
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Yum Update Doesn't Work

I've started a fresh VPS with CentOS 5. As the first step, wanted to update all packages so I executed yum update It showed the list of packages to be upgraded - 86 in total, 98 Mb download size. ...
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Installing Multitail on RHEL 5.3

I'm trying to install Multitail on a RHEL 5.3 machine, but get the following error as the root user. Should this be accessible from one of the default RPM repositories or do I need to add a new ...
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How to download yum packages on windows (or online in browser)

I am newbie to linux and just started using it at home, but I don't have internet connection at home, and in office I have good internet but using windows, I just want to download yum packages on my ...
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Dealing with conflicts on linux installs

I am trying to run a linux install. I have added a rpm repo. and i am running yum install normalize But i am getting the following error Transaction Check Error: file /usr/lib64/...
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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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yum install libcairo2-dev libjpeg8-dev libpango1.0-dev libgif-dev build-essential g++

Im trying to install https://npmjs.org/package/canvas. Im following this guide: https://github.com/LearnBoost/node-canvas/wiki/Installation---Ubuntu. With: yum install libcairo2-dev libjpeg8-...
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yum install 389-ds (Directory Server) on Redhat Linux not working

I am trying to install 389-ds (Directory Server) on Redhat Linux. $ yum install 389-ds ... Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://www.jpackage.org/mirrorlist.php?dist=generic&type=free&...
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Upgrading PHP 5.3.3 to 5.4.4 in CentOS 6.4

I'm using CentOS 6.4 (centos-release-6-4.el6.centos.10.x86_64). I'm trying to upgrade the php version from 5.3.3 to 5.4.4 by using: yum upgrade php-mysql php-devel php-gd php-pecl-memcache php-pspell ...
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yum update and downgrade packages

I have two bundles: bundle 7.5.0.0.0.14 and bundle 7.5.0.0.0.11 Each one contains a bunch of .rpms, with dependencies. bundle 7.5.0.0.0.14 is an updated version of bundle 7.5.0.0.0.11, except for ...
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Where is the Riak CentOS installation directory?

Used "yum install riak" on CentOS 5.8, and easily found the config files in /etc/riak. However, I can't find where the data files and installation files are located. Anyone know where they are? Thanks!...
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Installing yum on mac osx 10.8.2. Errors.

I am trying to install yum on my mac. This is what I am doing. tar -xvzf yum-2.0.7.tar.gz cd yum-2.0.7 ./configure make sudo make install The last command sudo make install runs into the errors ...
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Fedora bleeding edge Perl repo?

Are there any Fedora YUM repositories that would contain the very latest stable version of Perl (at the time of writing, 5.18.0)? The Fedora site says that won't even be shipped stock until Fedora 20....
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How to install particular version (not latest) of software via YUM?

I recently installed CentOS 6.3 on a VPS. The version on PHP that comes with CentOS is 5.3.3, which is not the final, stable PHP 5.3 version. The final version was 5.3.26. Using the default yum repo'...
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How to downgrade a kernel?

I need to downgrade the kernel from 2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.centos.plus.x86_64 to 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 I am unable to install the older version using Yum/rpm as it gives the following error root@...
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Install yum in CentOS without make

I'm working with GoDaddy via SSH, and I noticed that the OS (CentOS 5.8) doesn't have yum. It does seem to have wget and rpm, but it doesn't have make, so I ran into a wall when trying to install yum ...
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Could not open log file “pg_log/postgresql-Sun.log”: No such file or directory

After installing postgresql on fedora 17 using the yum package manager. When I try to start it I get the error message. [vagrant@example ~]$ sudo /sbin/service postgresql status Redirecting to /bin/...
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CentOS: How to install latest emacs version with YUM

OS: CentOS release 4.6 (Final) I am trying to install the latest emacs which is listed on their website as being v24.3. However, when I try to install with YUM the version is 21.3-19 which is from 10 ...
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Yum can't find taglib-devel

I am trying to use taglib-ruby in an application, running on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, using standard Amazon Linux, which requires taglib-devel installed on the server. When running yum install tablib-...
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Can I add a CentOS 6 yum repo on a server that runs CentOS 5?

I have a LAN of servers where only one server (server A) has access to networks outside of the LAN. In order for any of these servers to perform a yum install, there is a yum repository set up on ...
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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” throws “Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository”

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 http://nginx.org/packages/rhel/latest/...
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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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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 ...