I am not from System admin background, however due to some reasons I need to perform some tasks as described below:
I need to install some packages in RHEL in 4-5 nodes, using "yum" in RHEL 7.x OS. To do so, I came across various terms like:
I somewhat understood that using
yum we can install a software, but I am having difficult in how
yum gets the software from internet.
Can anyone help me understand the following points:
yum the program which does the software installation?
2) What is
.rpm have the actual software which gets installed? Is
.rpm somewhat similar to
3) How does
yum get / download the software from internet? Does it consult the
4) When we write
yum - y install some_program, does it first download the binaries from internet and then install or do we need to do some
I am confused, I did try finding the answers online, however my doubts still remain there. Can anyone help me in simple words?