14.2. yum Commands
yumcommands are typically run as
yum <command> <package name/s>. By default,
yumwill automatically attempt to check all configured repositories to resolve all package dependencies during an installation/upgrade.
The following is a list of the most commonly-used
yumcommands. For a complete list of available
yumcommands, refer to
yum install <package name/s>
- Used to install the latest version of a package or group of packages. If no package matches the specified package name(s), they are assumed to be a shell glob, and any matches are then installed.
yum update <package name/s>
- Used to update the specified packages to the latest available version. If no package name/s are specified, then
yumwill attempt to update all installed packages.If the
--obsoletesoption is used (i.e.
yum --obsoletes <package name/s>,
yumwill process obsolete packages. As such, packages that are obsoleted across updates will be removed and replaced accordingly.
- This command allows you to determine whether any updates are available for your installed packages.
yumreturns a list of all package updates from all repositories if any are available.
yum remove <package name/s>
- Used to remove specified packages, along with any other packages dependent on the packages being removed.
yum provides <file name>
- Used to determine which packages provide a specific file or feature.
yum search <keyword>
- This command is used to find any packages containing the specified keyword in the description, summary, packager and package name fields of RPMs in all repositories.
yum localinstall <absolute path to package name/s>
- Used when using
yumto install a package located locally in the machine.