How to Use Yum to Install Software on Linux
Posted by Randi O on 31 March 2016 02:49 PM

How to Use Yum to Install Software on Linux

You will not have any trouble understanding yum because it is the same as apt-get. As 'apt-get' installs software packages for Debian packages, like that 'yum' installs software packages for RPM packages.

  1. It can also like apt-get download and install packages from a repository.

 

yum install {Package name}

 

  1. To remove software packages, just use remove

 

yum remove {package name}

 

  1. There is one thing to note that yumdoes not keep a local database by default in user's hard disk. So there is no need to update it. But to install available security paches and bug fixes, use the following command:

 

Yum update

 

  1. If user wants to update any single package then do it in the following way:

 

Yum update {package name}

 

For an additional sheet of commands the following link will assist: https://access.redhat.com/articles/yum-cheat-sheet . If you are in need of additional assistance fell free to contact our 24/7 support.


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