[CentOS] why yum cannot find lighttpd?

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 02:03:04 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:55 PM, hce <webmail.hce at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to install lighttpd in CentOS 5.2, but yum list lighttpd
> returned an error of "no matching packages to list". Should it be
> installed from source tarball?

lighttpd is not part of the default operating system, which is why yum
can't find it.

Rather than installing from source (bad idea on a system using package
management), you should use one of the 3rd party repositories. These
repositories augment the base package set with a number of other
options. See http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories

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