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

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Unable to remove PHP packages from CentOS, but also unable to update PHP package to PHP 5.3

I have an interesting, albeit infuriating problem with CentOS. I'm trying to configure this server to run a Symfony2 website I've built. The website doesn't work, and I've pinned down the problem to ...
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How to specify that Yum should not use proxy for specific domain

Is it possible to specify domain for which yum should bypass proxy configuration ? I'm afraid this is not possible... I read that it was possible to use the environment variable HTTP_PROXY then ...
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can you skip a single upgrade without cancelling the whole process?

When using yum and executing yum upgrade, the shell will automatically upgrade all packages that are eligible for upgrade. If I come across a particular package that I do not need or want upgraded, ...
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download local copy of CentOS yum repository for offline use

I have a CentOS 5.6 machine set up on a private network without public internet access. In the interest of time and frustration, I would prefer to be able to install packages using Yum as I would if ...
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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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yum to install fails on default empty server

I used to download Fedora from site X, for example, but lately the site has not updated itself with new packages, therefore commands used to install any of those packages report back with errors as ...
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which yum version can handle sha256 checksum

I am using redhat es 5.4, I add fedora 15 repo in yum.repos.d, the fedora 15 using sha256 to generate checksum. it seems the yum version I am using can't handle checksum generated with sha256. I am ...
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adding repo to yum

I need to install mongodb server on my linux. To install via yum command I need to add it to my repo. Can someone guide me how to add something in my repo? ...
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Where does yum save the rpm's it downloads?

Is there a temporary folder I can find the RPM's that yum downloads to install programs? During an installation yum shows the exact name of the RPM file but I don't know how to find it. How can I ...
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yum hangs and won't respond

I am running yum check-update and it freezes after a 2 lines of output: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile I'm not sure what is happening. The last things I ...
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Can't seem to install 64bit GCC with YUM

I type the following... $ yum install gcc.x86_64 (by the way, is "gcc.x86_64" the right package for 64bit gcc?) [...] I get the following errors... [...] Total size: 16 M Downloading ...
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Centos Nano Upgrading

I'm having a few issues with the default version of Nano...Its extremely buggy and when I scroll between characters they mysteriously change without my editing. How do I update my nano version? The ...
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How to Install gcc 4.7.x/4.8.x on CentOS

What would be the easiest way to install gcc 4.7.x/4.8.x on a system with CentOS 6.2+? The default RPM package contains an older version of gcc.
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How can I install perf, a linux peformance monitoring tool?

I am trying to install perf. I searched online that it is available through http://apt.ubuntu.com/p/linux-tools, but I need apt. I have yum installed, but do not have apt so I tried installing apt via ...
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Why does Software Update and Add/Remove Software claim all packages are untrusted?

About two days ago, Software Update started asking me for me root password in order to update packages. It gives me a dialog box saying: The software is not from a trusted source. Do not update ...
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How to list recent yum updates

Last night I have updated one of my RedHat systems from 6.1 to 6.2. There were a few hundred updates. How can I list the recent updates that was applied to my system? I have tried yum list recent but ...
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How can i install figlet and toilet on Centos6

I have yum and rpm, and I really only how to install packages using these commands. When I tried to yum install figlet on a new CentOS6 virtual machine it couldn't find it in the mirrors list. I tried ...
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Capturing yum progress bar percentage

I would like to know if it's possible to capture download progress i.e percentage download complete shown by 'yum' while it's downloading a package. Capture, in the sense, could be to a text file or ...
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How can Yum tell me the version of depencencies?

I've installed a package with Yum (Varnish 3.0.2). However, a feature I need has been removed so I need to roll back. According to the documentation, the feature was removed in 3.0-Beta, so I wanted ...
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Can I ask yum to tell me what it would delete with a “yum remove” command

Is there a way to tell what yum would do "but not do it" for a given yum command?
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Linux Centos 5.5 yum update command is not working

I have done lots of things to update. yum clean all. yum clean metadata yum clean dbcache then ... yum update but the output is: ...
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How to get `mail` on a CentOS 6 server (running postfix)

On my old server, and most other devices I have run, there is a provided mail program. On my new CentOS 6 server, running postfix as the MTA, I cannot send command-line email via mail - the tool is ...
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Package dependency errors while installing mercurial in Fedora

I'm trying to install mercurial in my Fedora 14 using yum and get the following error.help to resolve this. yum --enablerepo=rpmforge --disablerepo=remi --disablerepo=fedora install ...
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How to know the version of RPM during installation

I have created a script for deployment using YUM and RPM. During the pre script, is it possible to know whats the version of the rpm I am deploying. I want to create a backup file with the version ...
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yum install error: protected multilib versions error

I am trying to install the development headers for openssl on a RHEL 6.1 system, but get the following error: $sudo yum install openssl-devel.x86_64 <SNIP> --> Finished Dependency ...
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Default path for installed binary?

By doing yum install vlc I have installed the vlc player on my system. Now I want to know where the binary of vlc was installed. So what is the default path for installation in Fedora Linux?
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Install GNU-Classpath without Jack/Gnome/Xinerama and other “bloat”

I need (desperately) to install GNU-Classpath on a console-only VPS to run a small java server. Due to incompatibilities with OpenVZ, I can't get the normal java VM to run. I have the normal VM ...
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CentOS 6.0 yum audacity dependency

I'm trying to install audacity on centos using yum and I cant force yum to resolve all dependencies, here's what i got, can someone help me with it (when I download the rpm file and click-installit i ...
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fedora14 yum update issue

I've just installed fedora 14 and added two repositories from rpmforge and dag. When I use yum update I get the following error after some processing. Error: Package: libcurl-7.21.0-10.fc14.i686 ...
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Yum : searching for a package with binary name

Is there a way to search a package using the binary name. for example I want to find rpm package for command "ls" then it should be coreutils-6.9-10.4.i586 for example.
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How to Set up External yum repositories?

I am new to linux, I am trying to download package using yum, but looks like external repositories are not configured. how to setup yum to download packages from external repositories. I am using ...
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How to use yum to reinstall all dependencies of a given package?

So I have a package that I am pretty sure that I removed part of one of its dependencies when removing something(as in rm). Long story. Basically what I want to do is have yum re-install the package ...
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How do I upgrade PHP on CentOS and Kloxo?

I need to upgrade PHP so that I can upgrade joomla on my dedicated server. I have: kloxo 6.1.6 php-5.2.17-1 Linux CentOS-55-64-minimal 2.6.18-194.32.1.el5 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I searched ...
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How do I get yum to see updates to a local repo without cleaning cache?

I have set up a local yum repository which I use to install test builds. For the testing purposes, my packages are versioned by <svn version number>.<date>.<time> (e.g. ...
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Why do I get “Failed to set locale, defaulting to C” when using yum?

Every time I run yum install or yum update, I get Failed to set locale, defaulting to C and then other information. How can I avoid getting this warning?
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How do I find out which repository a package was installed from in CentOS?

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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Yum- disable database update on package install

I'm using Fedora 15 and every time I try to install something with yum, yum tries to update the repository database. For most people this would be great and handy, but I'm stuck behind super slow ...
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Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit

I'm trying to install wireshark on Fedora(latest version with gnome3) and I keep getting the error. Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit... I keep killing the ...
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How to update yum in Fedora

I am using Fedora 12 and I have Firefox 3.5, but I want to upgrade it to Firefox 5.0 version using yum. However, when I do that it says that no updates are available because my yum repository is old. ...
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Can't install subversion over yum

How to install using yum ? Because when I tried this : yum install gcc gmake make libcpp libgcc libstdc++ gcc4 \ gcc4-c++ gcc4-gfortran subversion ruby ncurses-devel -y Subversion did not install ...
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How to fix CentOS 5.5 update dependency?

It always has this problem. --> Finished Dependency Resolution perl-AnyEvent-5.240-1.el5.rf.noarch from rpmforge has depsolving problems --> Missing Dependency: perl(Net::SSLeay) >= 1.33 ...
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Amazon Linux AMI release 2010.11.1 corresponds to which RHEL version (4/5/6)?

I am using the default Amazon Linux AMI in an EC2 instance - Amazon Linux AMI release 2010.11.1. I can see that it's a Redhat based system, but after trying many tools (/etc/issues, uname -a, ...
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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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how to fix yum errors on my RHEL 5.3 box

I am getting errors when I try to install any package on my RHEL 5.3 linux box. I've previously installed mc(midnight commander) using yum but recently it started failing. How can I fix it ? thank ...
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How to install Ruby on RHEL 5.3

I am trying to install the latest Ruby on RHEL 5.3 with the following: [root@anjanb logs]# yum install ruby-full Repository engineering-update is listed more than once in the configuration Repository ...
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How to get list of dependencies of non-installed RPM package?

apt-cache show <package> shows also it's dependencies. yum info <package> does not show dependencies, but it obviously know them. How to ask yum for dependencies of specified package?
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How to find out which app yum installs?

I want to install screen and i think i could do yum install screen but i thought i could be smart and run a search first yum search all screen and here is the problem, this results in a huge ...
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Can someone explain the kernel\* in this command?

yum list installed kernel\* I don't understand how this would differ from "kernel*", or why the backslash is necessary.
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How do I downgrade packages easily with Yum?

Apparently, Fedora's yum has the ability to downgrade. I find this useful because abhorrently they feel they need to break NetworkManager on a stable upgrade. In multiple ways. How do I downgrade ...
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ionCube - Works on CLI but not with HTTP

-- I've tried this question on server fault without much success, maybe i'll be more lucky here, I'll delete the original if I can get an answer here -- I'm trying to install ionCube loader on a ...