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A few things you may not know about YUM

Filed under: Linux Software — TheLinuxBlog.com at 3:14 pm on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Yum stands for “YellowDog Updater Modified”

Yum is a standard way to update multiple distributions.

The openSUSE build repository uses the yum updating system

Yum was written in Python.

If you install the yum-utils package you can download yum rpm packages by running:

 yumdownloader --source yum

There are graphical front ends to YUM

Yum is maintained by the Linux@Duke project, thats right the basketball team you love to hate: The Blue Devils.





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