[CentOS] About yum..

Jim Bartus jbartus at advance.net
Wed Oct 26 16:08:31 UTC 2005

Sam Drinkard wrote:
> Tim Edwards wrote:
>> Sam Drinkard wrote:
>>> CentOS specificly, is there any rule of thumb about package names 
>>> when searching for and installing things using yum?  I ask, after I 
>>> finally found the perl/Tk package I needed, but only after trying 
>>> several incantations of the package name, from the full blown 
>>> alpha/numeric name to simply perl/Tk.  Is it safe to assume when 
>>> searching or yum'ing a package that just the package name and perhaps 
>>> up to the release version would apply in a majority of cases?
>>> Many thanks...
>> yum search perl-tk
> Thanks Tim & Jim. 

If you know a specific file you're looking for but not necessarily what 
package it may be in:

	yum whatprovides filename


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