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I am a novice linux user, who would like to share the knowledge that I acquired.

Step One: Downloading the Yum Package.

#mkdir directory.name.to.store.the.tar.gz.file
#cd changing the directory to the directory just created above
#wget put here the complete url of the .tar.gz file

Step 2. Unpacking the Tarball
#tar xvzf yum-x.x.xx.tar.gz (replace the file name here with the one you have dowloaded)

Step 3.
#cd change to the location where the files were unpacked (this would normally be the name of the package withoug the .tar.gz extention)

Step 4.

Step 5.
#make install

The installation is done. Enjoy!!!


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Sorry, not the best way
writen by: kurtdriver on 2010-03-23 18:51:55
Yum should come installed on a great many rpm based distros. If not, it should be installed from it's package, ie, the .rpm file.
rpm -ivh http://fedora.inode.at/fedora/linux/releases/12/Fedora/x86_64/os/Packages/yum-3.2.25-1.fc12.noarch.rpmfor Fedora 12, 64bit
Installing from source is not the best way if there is a trustworthy package, unless you need the latest version of something.

Arif, This article is no different from the 100,000 other articles on this subject..
RE: Sorry, not the best way written by kurtdriver:

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