Patch by using the YUM utility

Yellow dog Updater, Modified (YUM) is a package management tool that updates, installs, and removes Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) packages. YUM uses a command-line interface and simplifies the process of installing, uninstalling, and updating packages, provided that there is access to the YUM repository.

YUM utility configuration settings

The Patches for Oracle Linux site use YUM utility settings in the Fixlet settings in /etc/yum.conf. The following YUM configuration settings are not used in the Fixlet setting.

  • cachedir
  • keepcache
  • plugins
  • reposdir
  • pluginpath
  • pluginconfpath
  • metadata_expire
  • installonlypkgs