[CentOS] Yum

David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Wed Aug 6 19:34:26 UTC 2008

On Wed, August 6, 2008 13:40, Lanny Marcus wrote:

> Hosts normally advertise a VPS as being almost like a Dedicated
> Server. Lots of resources and lots of options. In this case,
> without being able to use yum, it starts as a Security problem,
> because he cannot update the packages that are
> installed. His second problem is that he cannot install new software
> with yum, which eliminates a lot of options. Unlike Shared Hosting,
> which is Managed, someone with a VPS must Manage their VPS, as if it
> was a Dedicated Server, or, pay someone to do that. But, how
> would they manage it, without yum? It's much more difficult, without
> yum. IMHO, he should look for a VPS with another provider, that allows
> him to use yum, etc.

FTP?  Rpm?  Ftp up a suitable yum rpm and install it.

(Maybe it's really part of an active attempt to keep people from
installing software, but on a virtual private server that'd be amazingly
stupid; so I'm guessing, from a great distance and very little
information, that it's something simpler like just not having installed
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