Fedora Using Yum
Desktop Training - Fedora 8

Yum or Yellow dog updater modified, is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for the Fedora 8 system.. Automatically computing dependencies Yum knows what should occur when installing packages. Some of the features of the Yum package manager are multiple repositories, simple config file, correct dependency calculation, fast operation, rpm-consistent behavior, comps.xml group support and a very simple interface. Below i have listed out some commonly used yum commands.

Here is how you install

yum install packagename


Here is how you remove

yum remove packagename


Here is how to update a single package

yum update packagename


Here is how to check for updates

yum check-update


How to determine which package provides a specific feature

yum proves filename


How to search for a file

yum search keyword

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