[Yum] Direct RPM install?

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Dec 14 16:23:53 UTC 2009

On Mon, 14 Dec 2009, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> Hi y'all,
> A question.  I upgraded by laptop to F12, which went fine, and then
> proceeded to "dress" it by adding on a handful of non-repo RPMs as I'm
> guessing many people do.  This particular time I added e.g. the
> VirtualBox rpms, as I wanted to experiment with alternatives to non-open
> VMware.
> Sun provides an F12 RPM (not in a repo, of course, grrr) so I grabbed it
> and proceeded to try a straight rpm -Uvh install.  Naturally it had a
> string of a dozen dependencies in its dependency tree, and I found
> myself right back in RPM hell, helped a little bit by yum (I could do
> yum provides to find rpms that filled in the missing pieces easily
> enough, and then do a yum -y install) but RPM hell nontheless.
> Which leads me to my query.  I'm guessing that this isn't an uncommon
> situation -- a homebuilt RPM or RPM provided by a third party that won't
> just "install" because it isn't in a repo, even when all of its
> dependencies ARE in connected repos.  Can yum do that?  e.g. is there a
> mode or add-on that lets one:
> yum install VirtualBox-whatever.rpm
> so that yum creates a dependency list from the rpm itself and then does
> its yum-thing and looks in its repos for a list of rpms to resolve the
> recursive dependency tree, then installs the whole thing for you?

ymm yes

the above command should work all byitself.

you may find you need to do:

yum --nogpgcheck install VirtualBox-whatever.rpm

but it should work just fine.

it does for me.


ps: Hi Rob!

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