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

[ Thanks to Rick
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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