Yum In RHEL 5

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How do I use yum command under RHEL 5 to install and update packages?

The yum command can be run by hand from the shell prompt, called through one of the provided front-end tools, or configured to run automatically at specified intervals.

Update All Installed Packages

The following command displays a list of packages that need to be updated:
# yum check-update
And to install these updates, enter:
# yum update

Package Listing

To ist all available packages, run:
# yum list available
# yum list available "package-name"

To list all installed packages, run:
# yum list installed

Package Installation

To install the specified RPM or packages via RHN, enter:
# yum install packageName
# yum install httpd

Package Deletion

To remove the specified RPM(s) and it's dependents, enter:
# yum remove packageName
# yum remove httpd

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