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

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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 search self-update installed (list) outdated (list) Are some things completely different from MacPorts?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, ...