I am a Linux user for couple of years, and I am using fedora for quite sometimes too. To install the packages that I need, first I will check them out at my repository using yum.
yum search something
p.s Replace ‘something’ with your keywords.
If I manage to obtain the package list, I can install them like this:
yum install something
But that is not always the case. Sometimes the packages I need is just not exist under my repository, I can only obtain the rpm files from the external site. By installing rpm file using rpm command introduces a problem. I have to resolves the dependencies of the particular rpm myself.
Then, I have to search more rpm files to resolve the dependencies.
But today, I realized that I could install rpm files using yum, and yum resolves the dependencies for me. The command line is quite straight forward too. Let say I wanna install ‘something.i586.rpm’, I can install it with yum like this:
yum install something.i586.rpm
Thanks to yum developers, it save a lots of my time.