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I am very, very new to all this so baby steps please if helping is appreciated.

I am trying to connect to the following repository so I can update my YUM packages:

honestly I have no idea how to do that from SSH though - any guidance is very appreciative.

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The better question is, why doesn't anyone update YUM repositories lol – Adam F Oct 15 '15 at 15:37
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The instructions are listed at:

rpm -ivh`uname -i`/webtatic-release-5-0.noarch.rpm
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That seems a tiny bit easier than doing it by hand as I suggested ;) – pehrs May 21 '10 at 16:54
this install does not contain SEVERAL updated packages (i.e. http, php, openssl, etc) for some reason, perhaps I am doing something wrong? – JM4 May 21 '10 at 17:01
Once you install the repository, you may then yum install <some package in the webtatic repository> --enablerepo=webtatic, just like you would to install any other package. – Joe May 21 '10 at 17:05
guess it would help if I spelled the domain right ( webtatic, not webtactic) although I like the second better :) – JM4 May 21 '10 at 17:12

Yum downloads the package lists automatically, and the repositories are configured in files under /etc/yum.repos.d. Furthermore, it does not download source RPMs, see:

A minimal repo file for that site would look something like this:

name=CentOS-5 -
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First you have to setup the repository in a configuration file for yum. Create the repo configuration like this:

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# nano Webtatic

Insert something like this in the file

name=Webtatic repo

Save and close the file. Then you import the key for the repo:

# rpm --import

At this point the repository is added to yum. Now you only need to use it.

# yum update
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