How To Create Ftp Yum Repository On Fedora

Introduction There comes a time when you cannot connect to the internet to your favorite repository for installation of packages. Thankfully we can create our own YUM repositories to have them available locally on our networks. YUM stands for  Yellow Dog Modifier and is the Red Hat package manager that is able to query for information about available packages, fetch packages from repositories, install and... read more

Useful RPM and YUM Commands

RPM and YUM commands are used daily by RHEL/CentOS/Fedora Administrators and sometimes having a few more tricks up you sleeve for getting information from the command line are always handy to have.  Listed in this post are 14 useful commands for RPM and YUM. 1. Getting rpm to display architecture This one is a pretty simple tip, and very useful especially for people using x86_64 systems. Just one line in... read more

Fix Corrupt Yum Database

Recently ran across an issue when  running yum update that threw a db3 error similar to this: rpmdb: Thread/process 16539/140090604701600 failed: Thread died in Berkeley DB library error: db3 error(-30974) from dbenv->failchk: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery error: cannot open Packages index using db3 –  (-30974) error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm... read more