What are the yum equivalents of up2date and rpm common tasks on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • yum
  • up2date


  • What are the yum equivalents of up2date and rpm common tasks?


  • The following table lists up2date and rpm commands used on earlier versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and their yum equivalents for use on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Task up2date command yum command
Check for and update all RPM(S) up2date -u yum update
Check for and update specified RPM(s) up2date -u <package> [<package>...] yum update <package> [<package>...]
Install the specified RPM(s) up2date -i <package> [<package>...] yum install <package> [<package>...]
Remove the specified RPM(s) and it's dependents rpm -e <package> [<package>...] yum remove <package> [<package>...]
Search for packages by name up2date --showall | grep "<search string>" yum list "<regex>" ["<regex>"...]
List all packages which could be updated up2date -l yum list updates ["<regex>"...]
List all available packages up2date --show-available yum list available ["<regex>"...]
List all installed packages rpm -qa yum list installed ["<regex>"...]
List all installed and available packages up2date --showall yum list all ["<regex>"...]
Update packages in a group up2date -u "@<group name>" yum groupupdate "<group name>" ["<group name>"]
Install all the default packages by group up2date "@<group name>" yum groupinstall "<group name>" ["<group name>"]
Remove all packages in a group not possible yum groupremove "<group name>" ["<group name>"]
List available package groups up2date --show-groups yum grouplist
Install local packages solving and satisfying dependencies as needed up2date -k <dir>[:<dir>...] yum localinstall <path/filename> [<path/filename>]
Install package of specified architecture up2date --arch=<arch> <package> [<package>...] yum install <package>.<arch> [<package>.<arch>...]
Show all packages not available via subscribed channels or repositories up2date --show-orphans yum list extras
List all channels the system is currently subscribed to up2date --show-channels echo "repo list" | yum shell
List packages that satisfy dependency(ies) up2date --whatprovides=<dependency>[,<dependency>...] yum whatprovides <dependency> [<dependency>...]
Register a system to RHN hosted/satellite up2date --register rhn_register
  • More information about yum and up2date , please see the man pages,
    # man yum
    # man up2date

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