Windows flavor in Linux: YUM

Linux is bad for naïve users especially while installing new software. You always see some dependency missing and all. That’s what I used to think. But no more. Linux has given a break from messy-dirty way of installing a software to a very clean and simple way.

Yes, it’s by Fedora 9(New name for good old Redhat), and it’s called YUM.
Yum makes installing new RPM(Redhat Packet Manager) butter smooth and a slightly simpler than Windows.
All Yum demands is an Internet connection and lo, you are done. Just download your desired RPM and specify it to yum like this:

$yum install my.rpm

After asking you for a ‘YES’, it will take care of everything.

Simple right!

  One thought on “Windows flavor in Linux: YUM

  1. May 30, 2009 at 8:25 AM

    >I thought apt-get worked on Fedora too…Anyway, there are some other tools for rpm too:dagdriesfreshrpms


  2. June 5, 2009 at 7:25 AM

    >Yes. I installed apt-get on FC9 and it works fine. Thanks for the tip 🙂


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