9. Manually Installing Software
Use repositories and the standard
to locate and install new software, unless the software package is
not available from any repository. In these cases, use the
localinstall function to install the software
from the package file.
Enter this command to install the package
su -c 'yum localinstall
At the prompt, enter the
|Previously Installed Software is Updated|
If the package provides a later version of software that is
already installed on your system,
the installed software.
If the package requires software that is not installed on your
yum attempts to meet the dependencies
with packages from the configured repositories. You may need to
manually download and install additional packages in order to
satisfy all of the dependencies.
|Maintaining Manually Installed Software|
If you install software that is not provided by a repository,
yum update cannot automatically upgrade it as
new versions become available. To ensure that you have the
latest packages, subscribe to e-mail or RSS services that notify
you when new versions are released.