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CentOS System Administration Essentials by Andrew Mallett

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Chapter 4. YUM – Software Never Looked So Good

It is now time to encompass all that is good with the Yellowdog Updater Modified (YUM) software repository system, and the array of tools that we can use to make this work for us. YUM provides the power house behind the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) software package. Without YUM, you, the administrator, will have to locate the RPM file to install and all of the dependency RPMs; YUM, on the other hand, will do this for you. You will learn valuable lesser known options, create your own RPM files, and add them to your own local repositories. In this chapter, we will go through the following sections:

  • Managing software installation with RPM files: We will review the basics of the RPM package management. ...

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