YUM is a program that aids with managing RPM packages and thus managing software installs and updates on Redhat type Linux Distributions.
This information is for people who maintain a personal Linux computer --- updates on HEP Linux cluster computers are handled by the admin.
Tell YUM to install a new package (one that isn't on the system at all):
yum install firefox
Tell YUM to remove a package:
yum remove mozilla
Tell YUM to update the system (checks for updates of all installed packages):
ask yum about what is installed on the system:
ask yum about a specfic package (will list available and installed packages):
yum list kernel*
wildcard above, this will list packages with names beginning with kernel, such as kernel-utils, etc.
- 03 Jan 2007