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Managing Yum Plugins

Dec 28, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"Yum is one of the most widely used package management tools, but many users don't know that Yum has a plugin system to extend its capabilities. Let's take a look at how to extend Yum to add some very useful features.

"Yum is one of the most widely used package management tools, but many users don't know that Yum has a plugin system to extend its capabilities. Let's take a look at how to extend Yum to add some very useful features.

"If you're using Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, or a number of other RPM-based systems, you are probably very familiar with using Yum to install packages and update your system. It's very useful out of the box, so to speak, but it can be extended to add even more functionality.

"Plugins are Python scripts/programs that extend Yum's feature set. They're located under /usr/lib/yum-plugins, and the configuration files live under /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/."

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