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[edit] Using Fedora Legacy's yum with updates-testing

yum is, by default, only configured to update from released RPM packages. If you are helping to test packages, you can configure yum to update from the "updates-testing" channel as well.

[edit] Step 1: Preliminaries: Install yum

This document assumes you have already installed yum on your system. If not, please see http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs/ for information on how to install it on your machine.

[edit] Step 2: Configure yum for updates-testing

yum uses the file /etc/yum.conf to decide where to download updates from, and which files (channels) to download. To add the "updates-testing" channel to your system, edit your /etc/yum.conf file to add the following lines.

For Red Hat Linux machines:

[updates-testing] 
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever - $basearch - updates-testing
baseurl=http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/$releasever/updates-testing/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1

For Fedora Core machines:

[updates-testing] 
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - updates-testing
baseurl=http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/$releasever/updates-testing/$basearch/

[edit] Step 3: Publish your testing results!

Once you have installed and tested RPM packages from the updates-testing channel, please take the time to report your results in the Bugzilla system at http://bugzilla.redhat.com/. For more information on helping to QA test packages, see the Documentation at http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs/ and the LegacyParticipate page. Remember, as we're a community project, our success will heavily depend on helping hands – possibly you!