[CentOS] Yum

Thu Aug 7 14:07:09 UTC 2008
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 2:10 AM, Bent Terp <bent at terp.se> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 7:01 PM, Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh
>> <mohsen at pahlevanzadeh.org> wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> When i install CentOS, it doesn't install yum package.
>>> How i do it?
>>> when i haven't yum, it is like that i haven't apt-get.
>>> Please help me....
>>> Yours,
>>> Mohsen
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>> Sounds like you need to talk to the support staff where you bought the
>> VPServer - after all, they're the ones responsible for creating your
>> problem.
>> Alternatively, you could try 'rpm --upgrade
>> http://mirror.centos.org/centos-5/5.2/updates/i386/RPMS/yum-3.2.8-9.el5.centos.2.1.noarch.rpm"
>> - add dependencies ad nauseam.
> 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.

Well .. the problem is that yum breaks their VPS

Those VPS providers should have provided another way to get updates and 
install packages.

If you install yum with the normal defaults it will allow you to install 
packages that will break your VPS.

You should ONLY do what the VPS providers says to do and you should ONLY 
contact them for support.  To do anything else will break your system

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