I'm trying to enable the Remi repo on CentOS 5.6 but I'm getting an error message about a yum dependency on rpm -Uvh.

I'm following the instructions on repository configuration on this page: http://blog.famillecollet.com/pages/Config-en .

After I download both rpm packages and run rpm -Uvh remi-release-5*.rpm epel-release-5*.rpm, the Remi repo isn't successfully installed.

I get the following error message:

aviso: remi-release-5.rpm: Cabeçalho V3 assinatura DSA: NOKEY, key ID 00f97f56
erro: Dependências não satisfeitas:
    yum é requerido por remi-release-5.9-1.el5.remi.noarch

This message is in Portuguese. Translated to English it would be something like:

Warning: remi-release-5.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 00f97f56
Error: unmet dependencies:
    yum is required by remi-release-5.9-1.el5.remi.noarch
  • Could you edit into your question the output of rpm -qf /usr/bin/yum?
    – MadHatter
    Dec 26, 2013 at 13:14
  • o arquivo /usr/bin/yum não pertence a nenhum pacote. which would be something like: "/usr/bin/yum does not belong to any package" Dec 26, 2013 at 13:24
  • There's your answer, then; you don't have the yum package installed, which is a mandatory requirement for using the remi repo. I don't know where you got your yum binary from, but it's not from the right place; I'm afraid this is the sort of thing that happens when you start going off-piste for your software installations.
    – MadHatter
    Dec 26, 2013 at 13:33
  • But I do have Yum. I use it all the time to install packages. Is there anyway that rpm isn't finding yum. Epel repo installed successfully only remi got that error. Dec 26, 2013 at 13:35
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    You might have the yum binary available, but your RPM database does not indicate that the yum package is installed. How did you install CentOS?
    – asciiphil
    Dec 26, 2013 at 14:59

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As asciiphil points out, the problem isn't that you don't have the yum binary, it's that you don't have the yum package, and remi's repo cares about the distinction. You could use --nodeps to force the install, and see what else breaks; but you might be better off getting to the bottom of this. Did you install CentOS on this box, and if so, can you give us some insight into anything odd about the install?

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