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CompTIA® Linux+ / LPIC-1 Cert Guide: (Exams LX0-103 & LX0-104/101-400 & 102-400) by Sean Walberg, Ross Brunson

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Package Management with YUM

YUM, the Yellowdog Updater Modified, is a front end to RPM. Just like the apt-* series of tools makes working with dpkg and remote repositories easier, YUM brings rpm and remote repositories together for you and packages it in an interface with far fewer options to remember.

Installing Packages

Install a package, such as the R statistical language, with yum install, as shown in Example 3-7.

Example 3-7 Installing a Package from a Remote Repository

# yum install RLoaded plugins: langpacksResolving Dependencies--> Running transaction check---> Package R.x86_64 0:3.1.2-1.fc21 will be installed--> Processing Dependency: R-devel = 3.1.2-1.fc21 for package: R-3.1.2-1.fc21.x86_64--> Running ...

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