[CentOS] Yum

Wed Aug 6 03:05:13 UTC 2008
Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 9:07 PM, Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Chris Brentano
> <chris.brentano at jivesoftware.com> wrote:
>> Hmm, it should be there no matter what, even if you deselect all the package
>> groups on install. Should be at /usr/bin/yum.
> You'd think that, however there seems to be a growing (or at least
> their users are complaining more vocally on irc) number of VPS
> providers using a very stripped down version of centos. They ship it
> without yum, which would imply that folks are not able to get basic
> security updates via the normal route (if at all).
> While I could possibly see excluding the kernel and maybe a few other
> packages since it runs a custom built openvz kernel, the entire
> removal of yum is extreme, and seems very careless of these VPS
> providers.

Not only they cannot do updates. They cannot install additional packages.
If the idea of having a VPS is that it is like having a Dedicated Server,
the people buying those brain dead VPS are getting a very crippled system.