Problem with YUM???
jvian10 at charter.net
Sat Aug 28 18:56:05 UTC 2004
On Sat, 2004-08-28 at 08:26, Bill Tetens wrote:
> webid at cfl.rr.com wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-08-27 at 23:24, Bill Tetens wrote:
> >>I was given a site for a updated yum.conf file but am having a problem.
> >>I can get the file into a VIM file named /etc/yum.conf but cannot save
> >>the file. Not sure what is wrong but would welcome any suggestions. I
> >>first perserved the yum.conf file by using the CD /etc command under
> >>root. That file does not exist but cannot write the file in the VIM
> >>program in place of it even though VIM shows that the file is named
> >>yum.conf. It seems some type of restriction is on that file name or
> >>something. Hope I have explained enough that you understand my problem.
> >>Help will be greatly appreciated.
> > /etc/yum.conf has 655 permissions which means it is read/writable by
> > root and read only by others only.
> > I am assuming you meant you did a cp /etc/yum.conf someotherfilename to
> > save a copy of the that file not CD. cd is for changing your current
> > directory.
> > To edit the file you will need to have root permissions or be logged in
> > as root. To do that issue the following command:
> > su -
> > It will prompt you for roots password and change the prompt to #.
> > Then use vi to edit /etc/yum.conf and save your changes.
> Got up this morning and started my first cup of coffee and suddenly it
> dawned on my that I needed to be in root. When I got to the computer
> there was your help and it told me the same thing. Anyway I changed the
> yum.conf file and it works just fine now.
> I tried the cp command and it did not work. Where can I find a listing
> of all the commands. I have several of them but there has to be a list
> Thanks again for the help.
One of the best references I know of that has the majority of the
commands (as well as a lot of other information) is "Linux in a
Nutshell" by O'reilly. A very good reference for anyone using any
flavor of Linux.
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