yum is an interactive, automated update program which can be used for maintaining systems using rpm.
yum [options] [command] [package ...]
The following is a list of the most commonly used yum commands:
Install a package
yum install [package name]
Used to install the latest version of a package or group of packages. If no package matches the specified package name(s), they are assumed to be a shell glob, and any matches are then installed.
Update the specified packages
yum update [package name]
Used to update the specified packages to the latest available version. If no package name/s are specified, then yum will attempt to update all installed packages.
This command allows you to determine whether any updates are available for your installed packages. yum returns a list of all package updates from all repositories if any are available.
Remove a package
yum remove [package name]
Used to remove specified packages, along with any other packages dependent on the packages being removed.
Determine which packages provide a specific file or feature
yum provides [file name]
Find any packages containing the specified keyword
yum search [keyword]
This command is used to find any packages containing the specified keyword in the description, summary, packager and package name fields of RPMs in all repositories.
For a complete list of available yum commands, refer to man yum.
NAME yum - Yellowdog Updater Modified SYNOPSIS yum [options] [command] [package ...] DESCRIPTION yum is an interactive, rpm based, package manager. It can automatically perform system updates, including dependency analysis and obsolete pro- cessing based on "repository" metadata. It can also perform installation of new packages, removal of old packages and perform queries on the installed and/or available packages among many other commands/services (see below). yum is similar to other high level package managers like apt-get and smart. While there are some graphical interfaces directly to the yum code, more recent graphical interface development is happening with PackageKit and the gnome-packagekit application. command is one of: * install package1 [package2] [...] * update [package1] [package2] [...] * check-update * upgrade [package1] [package2] [...] * remove | erase package1 [package2] [...] * list [...] * info [...] * provides | whatprovides feature1 [feature2] [...] * clean [ packages | headers | metadata | dbcache | all ] * makecache * groupinstall group1 [group2] [...] * groupupdate group1 [group2] [...] * grouplist [hidden] [groupwildcard] [...] * groupremove group1 [group2] [...] * groupinfo group1 [...] * search string1 [string2] [...] * shell [filename] * resolvedep dep1 [dep2] [...] * localinstall rpmfile1 [rpmfile2] [...] * localupdate rpmfile1 [rpmfile2] [...] ...
Example: Install LAMP with single command by yum
Enter the following command:
yum install httpd mysql mysql-server php
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