[Centos] Question about YUM

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Dec 3 16:01:26 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 16:46 +0100, Martin Hamant wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 09:14:26 -0600
> Rocky McGaugh <rocky-lists at mcgaugh.org> disait:
> > Yum uses RPM for most of its handy-work. In the end, it doesnt matter 
> > if you install an rpm by hand or with the yum tool. Yum just makes 
> > things quicker and easier.
> > People usually dont get into real "dep hell" with RPM unless they "use
> > 
> > the --force, Luke."
> And the --nodeps !
> So in fact, it's more safe because when you install an RPM by hand,
> "one day", you'll do a --nodeps because of X or Y obscur reasons, and
> "one day" the distribution will be broken ( i don't mean it's not
> reversible).

in yum 2.1.X releases you can do:

yum install /some/file/on/disk/package.rpm

it will install that rpm and resolve dependencies from the available


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