A quick guide for installing “Yellowdog Updater, Modified” on your Media Temple (dv) server.
OnWired was recently presented with the opportunity to work on a site where there would be some lightweight, but not that simple, image manipulation. After doing a bit of research I concluded that ImageMagick was the closest thing to what we would need. Having no experience with ImageMagick myself, I decided I’d have to give it a spin to give it a final verdict; as is the case with a lot of things in development. Considering we just switched our hosting over to a Media Temple (dv) server, I decided to enlist YUM or “Yellowdog Updater, Modified” to do the heavy lifting for me.
Root Access & Developer Tools
The first thing you’ll need to do is turn on root access and install developer tools on your (dv) server. These options can be found in your Account Center under the primary domain.
Yellowdog Updater, Modified
Once you have root access turned on and the developer tools installed you can move on to install YUM. YUM will allow you to easily install a whole slew of software; including hits like Subversion and Git. Instead of having to compile and install the target software and all of its dependencies on your own, YUM will handle all of this for you. YUMalso makes it easy to update and remove that software.
First you’ll need to log into your server as root. From command line you can do that by typing this in terminal (and entering your password after it connects):
Once you’re in, type the following:
rpm -Uvh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/yum- metadata-parser-1.1.2-2.el5.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/CentOS/yum- 3.2.8-9.el5.centos.1.noarch.rpm
…Booyah! You should be ready to roll. For very quick reference, be sure to check out this page.
Note: The URLs above are subject to change and in the event that they do (since there are version numbers in the URL) you’ll need to find the latest RPM for these on that server or someplace else.
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