Yum Package Manager

Yum is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what things should occur to install packages. It makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm. Yum has a plugin interface for adding simple features. Yum can also be used from other python programs via its module inteface.

Get Yum (3.4.3, or older versions)

Get Help

  • We keep the #yum irc channel on irc.freenode.org for real time help with problems. Please remember to be patient, we're not always watching irc.

Get Involved

If you're looking at being involved developing on or contributing to yum or any of the related tools.

To pull anonymously from git do the following

  • yum:

git clone git://yum.baseurl.org/yum.git

  • yum-utils:

git clone git://yum.baseurl.org/yum-utils.git

  • yum-metadata-parser:

git clone git://yum.baseurl.org/yum-metadata-parser.git

  • yum-updatesd:

git clone git://yum.baseurl.org/yum-updatesd.git

  • yum-docs:

git clone git://yum.baseurl.org/yum-docs.git

You can click the above git urls to look at a specific module, or use GitWeb to browse all git modules.

Commit Access

If you have commit access you should use ssh. You can access the git trees via:

git clone ssh://yum.baseurl.org/srv/projects/yum/git/$module_name.git

...however for pretty much everybody there is a very easy way to contribute:

  1. Register to the yum-devel mailing list.
  1. Install git-email package.
  1. git config sendemail.to yum-devel@lists.baseurl.org
  1. Create patches locally and then run "git send-email origin".


Use Transifex to submit translations to yum:

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Development Communication

Developer Documentation/Examples

For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.