yum installs

Wayne Steenburg w.steenburg at myactv.net
Mon Jul 26 02:01:53 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-07-25 at 18:10, John Dangler wrote:
> I am trying to install an rpm of Sablotron which currently resides on my
> local drive.  rpm -iv complains about dependencies, so I tried to install it
> with yum, since the man page says that if yum doesn't find the package name,
> it assumes a shell glob and looks for that.  I fully qualified the name of
> the rpm, but yum says that it cannot find a package matching that name.  Did
> I misunderstand the man information?
> Thanks.
> John

Hi John, yum only "sees" the packages that are in the locations listed
in /etc/yum.conf . The easy way is to setup yum to use Dag Wieer's repo
which has slabotron.


Or you could add the local directory to your yum.conf temporarily with
an entry similar to this: 

name=local directory

Run yum-arch from that directory to create the header(s) that yum uses. 
Then run yum update as usual and it will pick up your package.

Wayne Steenburg

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