This is a guest post by Kunal Gautam. This article is aimed at RHEL and Fedora users.
If you’ve been using Linux for a while, then you’d know how much of a pain it is to install a software which runs into dependency problems. One way of getting around this is to use a repository.
What is YUM?
YUM or Yellowdog Updater Modified is an interactive, automated update program which can be used for maintaining system using rpm. Yum is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what things should occur to install packages.
Yum makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm.