Yum is an automatic updater and installer for rpm-based systems.
/usr/bin/yum Main program
Yum is run with one of the following options:
update [package list]
If run without any packages, Yum will automatically upgrade every currently installed package. If one or more packages are specified, Yum will only update the packages listed.
install <package list>
Yum will install the latest version of the specified package (don't specify version information).
remove <package list>
Yum will remove the specified packages from the system.
list [package list]
List available packages.
See the man page for more information (
man yum). Also see:
3.2.X Branch - yum-3_2_X Starting commit is roughly: a3c91d7f6a15f31a42d020127b2da2877dfc137d E.g. git diff a3c91d7f6a15f31a42d020127b2da2877dfc137d
You can build an RPM package by running:
$ make rpm
Note: Make sure you have
You can run Yum from the current checkout in a container as follows (make sure you have the
podman package installed):
$ make shell
This will first build a CentOS 7 image (if not built already) and then run a container with a shell where you can directly execute Yum:
[[email protected] /] yum
When you edit the code on your host, the changes you make will be immediately reflected inside the container since the checkout is bind-mounted.
Warning: There's a (probably) bug in podman at the moment which makes it not see symlinks in a freshly created container, which, in turn, makes Yum not see the
/etc/yum.conf symlink when it runs for the first time. The workaround is to
touch /etc/yum.conf or simply re-run Yum.
Note: When you exit the container, it is not deleted but just stopped. To re-attach to it, use (replace the ID appropriately):
$ podman start bf03d3a43cbf $ podman attach bf03d3a43cbf