Install RPM with yum

January 31st, 2010 mysurface Posted in yum | Hits: 323375 | 29 Comments »

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.

29 Responses to “Install RPM with yum”

  1. Thanks for the nice Blog :)

  2. For me this didn’t work as smoothly and I got a “package is not signed” error back from yum. Instead I just used “rpm -ivh x.rpm” and this worked fine.

  3. If the package is not signed, use the following.

    yum –nogpgcheck install foo.rpm

  4. Thanks for the blog. Nice one and excellent examples…

  5. Great post. A few simple lines that solve the question. Thank you. And Thank you Joshua too, another line that helped!

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  7. Somen Chanda Says:

    yum update fails to continue due to the unavailability of any of the listed mirrors for a few packages. later on, the missing rpm packages were dwnlded separately. now all the necessary rpm files including the dependencies are ready in /var/cache/yum/
    packages. how YUM can be used now so that it looks for packages locally? localinstall didn’t work.

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  9. is there are any yum replacement ?
    thank you

  10. hi, heres my problem…i dont have any repo configured.when i have my iso mounted on /media/rhel6
    #cd Packages
    #yum localinstall createrepo.rpm
    this ends up with some dependency error
    but when i “double click createrepo.rpm” from GUI it automatically resolves .. is there any trick to do it from cmd line..without setting up repository

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