Finding packages with YUM

In this recipe we will investigate the role of using YUM to find a package.

Yum was developed to improve the installation of RPMs and it is used to access a growing list of packages that provide a full range of services offered by your server. Yum is simple to use, but if you are not sure what a package is called, then your duties as the server administrator can become that much harder.

To overcome this, Yum maintains an extensive range of discovery tools and it is the purpose of this recipe to show you how use this functionality in order to search the various repositories and find the package you need.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe you will require a working installation of the CentOS 6 operating system with root ...

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