My Favorite Yum Plugin

Yum – The YellowDog Updater Modifier is one of the best tools in Fedora Linux. Yum is a command line tool that allows the user to add or remove packages (programs) from the linux os installation. Yum has some great plugin-ins. My two favorites are:

  • Presto
  • Fastest Mirror

Presto will try to download only the updated portion of the program and save time. Fastest Mirror will speed up your downloads by finding the fastest source near you.

To install these options, log in as root, then type:

#yum install yum-plugin-fastestmirror

#yum install yum presto