[CentOS] Inquiry:yum?

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Wed Dec 23 14:45:35 UTC 2009


On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:12:16PM +0000, hadi motamedi wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at bludgeon.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:03:58PM +0000, hadi motamedi wrote:
> > > On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at bludgeon.org>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > >  On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:44:16AM +0000, hadi motamedi wrote:
> > > > > Dear All
> > > > > I want to add "yum" to my CentOS 5.2 so I downloaded the rpm package
> > from
> > > > > the www.pbone.net . But I didn't have success in installing it so
> > please
> > > > let
> > > > > me know if there is another way to accomplish this job ?
> > > > > Thank you in advance
> > > >
> > > > Yum is installed by default in CentOS 5.x.  Just run 'yum'.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Thanks for your reply . But for unknown reasons the yum is not available
> > on
> > > my CentOS .
> > > [root at mss-1 tmp]# more /etc/redhat-release
> > > CentOS release 5.2 (Final)
> > > [root at mss-1 tmp]# yum
> > > -bash: yum: command not found
> > > Can you please let me know how can I install it ?
> >
> > Strange.  What's the output of rpm -q yum?
> >
> > You could manually install the RPM's from:
> >
> >  http://mirror.stanford.edu/yum/pub/centos/5/os/
> >
> > Pick the correct architecture... and you'll have to resolve some
> > dependancies manually.
> >
> > Ray
> 
> 
> The output is as :
> [root at mss-1 tmp]# rpm -qa |grep yum
> yum-arch-2.2.2-2.el5.kb

Strange. when I run that on my Centos 5.4, I get:

	# rpm -q yum
	yum-3.2.22-20.el5.centos

which I would assume to be different than "yum-arch-..." I DO NOT find
yum-arch at all. Dunno what yum-arch contains, but I wonder if it is not
a complete yum installation. On the off-chance that it is, you could try:

ls -l `rpm -ql yum-arch-2.2.2-2.el5.kb` | less

to see what files it contains, and whether all of them are actually still
on your disk, or not. 

And as others have suggested, you may want/need to download the appropriate 
yum rpm file from a Centos mirror and install it with rpm before you can 
actually use yum.

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