[CentOS] OT - yum missing from a RHEL4 server???

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Wed May 31 20:30:51 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 13:20 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 14:15 -0600, kevin at kevinkempterllc.com wrote:
> > Hi List;
> > 
> > Sorry for the OT post. However I suspect if anyone outside of RH can help with
> > this question it would be this list.
> > 
> > I'm starting a new contract with a shop that knows little about Linux and I'm
> > helping pave the way. I've "inherited" an existing Linux install (RHEL4). I
> > want to setup some tools but I find that yum is not installed. Is this normal
> > for a RH box ? I thought that the RH up2date tool used yum under the covers.
> > 
> > Anyhow, is there an easy way to get yum installed on this box ?
> > I do have VNC access - and I can run KDE in the VNC connection even though
> > according to the add/remove software tool KDE is not installed by changing the
> > xstartup file forthat user under ~/.vnc  (wierd!!)
> > 
> > I suspect the answer is to find & download a yum rpm for redhat and install it
> > via rpm but I want to be sure I dont do something stupid on a client system.
> ----
> RHEL uses 'up2date'
> up2date -u
> man up2date
> There is a list for RHEL 4 

There are also NO repositories for RHEL.

Everything is done via the RHN and/or up2date.

That is just how RHEL works ... they do not have repo trees that are

up2date can do installs, you can also install via RHN.

If the person does not have a valid RHN subscription then there is no
way to install packages ... unless they have never done updates, then
system-config-packages can be used. 
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