[Yum] install related question(s)

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jan 6 03:08:32 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2008-12-22 at 19:09 -0800, Tena Sakai wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a newbie.  Please go easy.
> I just installed yum (v 3.2.20) from gzip'ed tar file on
> Redhat 2.6.9.
> Running
>  make
> and
>  make install
> resulted in exit status of 0, leading me to believe successful
> installation.  But...
> As I examine the output from the above commands, it generated
> directories etc, usr/local, usr/share under my home directory.
> That doesn't look right.
> What am I missing?  Maybe an environmental variable?  I am
> perfectly willing to undo what happened and reinstall.  Please
> give me a pointer (or two).

you probably want to install yum via an rpm. It looks like you're using
red hat enterprise linux 4. Does that sound right to you?

What's your goal in installing yum on rhel4?


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