[CentOS] Yum

Thu Aug 7 07:46:52 UTC 2008
Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh <mohsen at pahlevanzadeh.org>

Lanny Marcus wrote:

> 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.
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Of course i have installed by hand....