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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.

Features

  • resolves deps consistent with rpm
  • plugin interface
  • python programming interface

Get Yum

Get Help

Documentation: FAQ/Docs/Etc

The yum mailing list is available for help with setup and use problems.

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 http://yum.baseurl.org/git/yum.git

  • yum-utils: git clone http://yum.baseurl.org/git/yum-utils.git
  • yum-metadata-parser: git clone http://yum.baseurl.org/git/yum-metadata-parser.git
  • yum-updatesd: git clone http://yum.baseurl.org/git/yum-updatesd.git

Web based Source Access

GitWeb

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

Development Communication

  • The yum-devel mailing list is available for talking about development.
  • #yum on irc.freenode.org is a good place for discussing development.
  • To keep an eye on commits to yum and yum-utils please subscribe to the yum-commits mailing list

Developer Documentation/Examples

  • TBD

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