[Yum] deploying and maintaining linux networks howto

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Tue May 6 00:09:10 UTC 2003

> if <rpms_dir> corresponds to the "packages" dir in the yum
> repository then after doing a yum-arch <rpms_dir> you have to do 
> some moves in order for yum to find the headers where it expects it.
> Is it right?
> # mv <rpms_dir>/headers/header.info <rpms_dir>/..
> # mv <rpms_dir>/headers <rpms_dir>/..

That doesn't make any sense.

yum-arch makes the headers dir in whatever path you give it on the
commandline. So if you tell yum-arch '/my/path' then it will make a
'/my/path/headers' directory.

> Just some other questions:
> 1) in yum-1.97-1.noarch.rpm I found that yum is
> not enabled after the rpm is installed. The following command
> shows that some lines are commented. Is there any reason for
> doing that or is it a miss ?

Some folks complained that it was enabled and updating by default, they
thought that was more surprising. I agreed  and just commented it out so
that someone wanting to rebuild it for themselves and wanted it on by
default could do so.

> 2) How to use yum to remove an old installed kernel ? I used
> yum remove kernel-xxxxxxx but this doesn't work

yah. at the moment you don't.

This is a point of irritation for me and problem I intend to fix in the
not-so-distant future.

For the moment use rpm -e kernel-version-release


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