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GeekSpeek.org: Tutorial: Keeping Fedora Up to Date with Yum

Feb 18, 2004, 09:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Nicholas)

[ Thanks to Rick Nicholas for this link. ]

"Yum is an automatic updater and package management tool for rpm based systems. Yum automatically computes dependencies and figures out what steps need to occur in order to install packages. It makes it much easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm...

"Yum can not only be used to keep packages already installed on your system updated, but can also be used to install packages directly, which is awesome on those days when you can't find a cd to save your life. Yes, you could always download the sourceball, or go looking for an rpm on the net, but this is soooo much simpler. Yum is developed and maintained through the hard work of the folks at Duke University and is made available to the rest of us under the GNU GPL. So now you know a little about Yum, lets check out what it can do for you...!"

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