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

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Fedora 12 update dependency problems with firefox

I'm trying to update my system which is usually a fairly routine thing. However, today, I ran update, it installed everything, and thunderbird segfaulted on launch. Bemused, I downgraded it. It ...
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Why Doesn't Yum Clean Up Orphaned Packages?

I recently used Yum (on Fedora 13) to install xmms2. It found some dependencies and installed those as well. Immediately after I installed xmms2, I performed yum erase xmms2, but it uninstalled only ...
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In yum, what is presto?

When I do a yum install or a yum update, sometimes I get this Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit telling me that the packages are being updated. What is presto?
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Fedora Werewolf - offline yum updates

I have an off-network machine that is running Fedora 8 Werewolf with kernel 2.6.22.18 and I need to get Linux headers installed on it. How do I do this when the machine can not be hooked to the ...
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How to view history of Yum commands (update, install, remove)?

I'm seeing some errors in my apache logs and they may (or may not) be related to some packages that I recently installed/removed using Yum. Is there a way to view the history of Yum packages that ...
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rpm installation error

I'm trying to install an RPM compat-db-4.1.25-9 on oracle linux enterprise, since it's required to install WebCenter...however the rpm installation is throwing a warning and then not working ...
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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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Why do need to configure repositories for installing chrome in Fedora?

What am I exactly doing by following instructions here? Why just yum install chromium not work without doing this?
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How to check what packages are installed on a RHEL5 system?

A command that can be run by an unprivileged user is preferred.
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Problems installing yum

I did make install on the yum package downloaded from here. After the installation was done, if I do yum I am getting yum: Command not found. What should I do?
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How do I install timeout package in fedora?

I can't find a way to install the timeout package using yum, just as I could using apt-get on Ubuntu.
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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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What is the cleanest way to upgrade Fedora and also my individual installs while keeping /home?

I am a professional programmer, using Fedora 10 (and a host of other packages individually installed). I use my system to telecommute. Every year or so, I go through the ritual dance, usually with a ...
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fedora12, yum not releasing “lock” after performing an action

This problem has been occurring quite frequently recently and I can't seem to find a way of preventing it. Whenever I perform an action with yum such as to install or remove software, it appears to ...
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Fedora yum repositories?

Greetings all, I come from Debian world and I installed Fedora 12 in my Macbook Pro. When I try to install software , I noticed that I cant find the huge software list which had in Debian. (first ...
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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 To install [lshw] command on XenServer 5.5?

I have to collect hardware information from my hardware, especially the Hard Disk. So I need to use the Linux command-line lshw in order to have what I want.
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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 ...
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How does yum dependency resolution work?

If multiple packages satisfy a dependency for a package being installed, how does yum choose which one to automatically install? Can I force it to let me pick?
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Installing a specific package version with yum

I have a Fedora system with Postgres version 8.3 and I want to downgrade to 8.2 because of a compatibility issue. I've been using yum for everything, but it's my first time with this package manager, ...