Friday, 9 January 2009

Adding Yum to CentOS 5

I use a lot of VPS and often times, they don’t actually have yum to make my life easier. So here is a quick HOWTO on installing yum on a CentOS box. This assumes that you have rpm and wget already installed. Note: This will only work on CentOS 5.2 while the mirror is still active.

Run the following code in a temporary directory to download all the RPMs.

#!/bin/bash

for file in \
elfutils-0.125-3.el5.i386.rpm \
elfutils-libs-0.125-3.el5.i386.rpm \
expat-1.95.8-8.2.1.i386.rpm \
gmp-4.1.4-10.el5.i386.rpm \
libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.2.1.i386.rpm \
libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.2.1.i386.rpm \
m2crypto-0.16-6.el5.2.i386.rpm \
python-2.4.3-21.el5.i386.rpm \
python-elementtree-1.2.6-5.i386.rpm \
python-iniparse-0.2.3-4.el5.noarch.rpm \
python-sqlite-1.1.7-1.2.1.i386.rpm \
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-2.noarch.rpm \
readline-5.1-1.1.i386.rpm \
rpm-4.4.2-48.el5.i386.rpm \
rpm-libs-4.4.2-48.el5.i386.rpm \
rpm-python-4.4.2-48.el5.i386.rpm \
sqlite-3.3.6-2.i386.rpm \
yum-3.2.8-9.el5.centos.1.noarch.rpm \
yum-metadata-parser-1.1.2-2.el5.i386.rpm
do wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos-5/5.2/os/i386/CentOS/$file;
done

Once you have downloaded the necessary files. Install them all by typing:
# rpm -Uvh *.rpm

Then feel free to # yum -y update to bring your system up to date.

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