is a software updater installed by default in Fedora. It manages rpm
packages. There is a lot of good software built for Feodra out there, but much of it is in 3rd party repositories. This howto will show you how to get at it.
Yum's configuration file is /etc/yum.conf. It is recommended you replace it with this yum.conf
because it has more software and more mirrors.
Each software site has an entry with a name and one or more URLs, like
name=Fedora Linux $releasever - $basearch - freshrpms
This is the freshrpms
entry. Just uncomment it by removing the #s in front of the lines, and you can get freshrpms.
Whenever you are told to add somthing to your yum.conf, either uncomment it if you have it or add the entry to the end.
I recommend you only uncomment those entries marked "stable" or at least avoid the "unstable" and "testing" ones.
Now we can get some software. Just use
yum install mplayer
to get the mplayer media player.
For the complete format of yum.conf, see