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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.

Step 1: Preliminaries: Install yum

This document assumes you have already installed yum on your system. If not, please see for information on how to install it on your machine.

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:

name=Red Hat Linux $releasever - $basearch - updates-testing

For Fedora Core machines:

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - updates-testing

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 For more information on helping to QA test packages, see the Documentation at and the LegacyParticipate page. Remember, as we're a community project, our success will heavily depend on helping hands – possibly you!