Updating with yum
I am very, very new to all this so baby steps please if helping is appreciated.
I am trying to connect to the following repository so I can update my YUM packages: honestly I have no idea how to do that from SSH though - any guidance is very appreciative.
If one or more packages or package globs are specified, Yum will only update the listed packages.
While updating packages, yum will ensure that all dependencies are satisfied.
(See Specifying package names for more information) If the packages or globs specified match to packages which are not currently installed then update will not install them.
By default 'yum list' shows you all the packages from all the enabled repositories, but you can disable a repository for a single operation with "--disablerepo=repository" So this command shows all the available packages that *aren't* from Core, Updates or Extras: su -c 'yum --disablerepo=base --disablerepo=updates-released --disablerepo=extras list' Most repositories have hundreds or thousands of packages so add a grep on the end to only show what you're interested in: su -c 'yum --disablerepo=base --disablerepo=updates-released --disablerepo=extras list' | grep -i 'what-i-want' Yum has other search facilities, which are briefly covered in the Fedora documentation: I tend to go to the Website of the repository when I want to just casually browse the packages.The yum (Yellowdog Updater Modified) utility is included with RHEL/Fedora/Cent OS for the management of software.It is an interactive, automated system for maintaining systems using RPM.The above command will ask confirmation before installing any package on your system.If you want to install packages automatically without asking any confirmation, use option -y as shown in below example.