I am trying to use SSH to update PHP and I'm getting the message "Yum not Detected."

Is "Yum" something I need to enable or install?

Following advice I got in a previous question, I typed this into SSH:

cat /etc/*-release 

And it displayed this:

Fedora Core release 6 (Zod)
Fedora Core release 6 (Zod)

Should Yum work on my server? If yes, how can I get it to work?

Thanks in advance,


  • Who did you piss off to get stuck maintaining a FC6 machine? Jan 13, 2011 at 10:47
  • LOL... is it bad? I just bought it from Network Solutions.
    – John
    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:51
  • 1
    I just checked the Network Solutions Homepage. They have a money back guarantee for the first 30 days. Get your money back. Fedora Core 6 IS that bad because the operating system will celebrate its fifth birthday this year (current release is 14). Packages are quite outdated and you are stuck with no support.
    – pacey
    Jan 13, 2011 at 12:50
  • I completely agree with pacey. FC6 has been officially unsupported since November 2007, they were downright negligent to hand it out.
    – Scott Pack
    Jan 26, 2011 at 1:30

2 Answers 2


Try rpm -q yum to discover if yum package is installed.

  • thanks... when I did that it says "package yum is not installed"... is it possible for me to install it?
    – John
    Jan 13, 2011 at 9:49

Use this as a template


That is for fedora 4.. So you just use that as a guide for which packages to install

For 6 it will be

http://archive.kernel.org/fedora-archive/core/6/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/ for 32 bit
http://archive.kernel.org/fedora-archive/core/6/x86_64/os/Fedora/RPMS/ for 64 bit


Ok for example.. the first file is


So if its a 32 bit version.. I go to the 32bit URL and find the python-elementtree file which is


Use that URL in place of the one in the example.

Hope it helps

  • Thanks... so do I just look for the equivalents of the 6 URLs shown in the godaddyvds wiki and paste them all into SSH?
    – John
    Jan 13, 2011 at 10:48
  • I made an edit on what to look for and replace it with
    – Mike
    Jan 13, 2011 at 11:56

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