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KDE System Tool

Score 74%



Link:  http://
Minimum required   KDE 3.x
Downloads:  18749
Submitted:  Mar 24 2005
Updated:  Jul 24 2005


*** KYum is now hosted on Sourceforge! ***

KYum is a graphical user-frontend for the rpm package manager yum. You can view and modify repositories and yum.conf and control most of yum's operations with it in a convenient way.

Thanks to R. Wolters and J. Schmitt for their initial SPEC file versions and to all others who contributed to kyum's development in any way.


2005-07-24 V0.7.5 Steffen Offermann (steffen_ac@yahoo.com)

* Fix: Processes started within dialogs (e.g. to show
dependencies) were immediately killed due to a
forgotten line in the source.

* Actions view: The package list now has a title.

2005-07-23 V0.7.4 Steffen Offermann (steffen_ac@yahoo.com)

* Fix: Resizable dialogs now work as expected (thanks to
S. Pistone).

* Repository view: If possible, $basearch, $arch and $releasever
will be expanded to their actual values.

* Actions view: The context-menu item "Query Installed Version"
is now available in two versions: "short" and "extended" (using
"rpm -q" and "rpm -qi" respectively to retrieve the desired

* Before removing installed packages, a list of packages that rely
on these packages is displayed and the user must confirm that
all these packages are safe to be uninstalled.

2005-07-19 V0.7.3 Steffen Offermann (steffen_ac@yahoo.com)

* Fix: Results of "Find" operation were only shown in the output
view, not in the list view.

* Fix: "Clean yum's cache" dialog: "yum -y clean" was executed
instead of "yum -y clean all".

* Added info about yum's confusing behavior regarding the clean
operation (only the cache for enabled repositories will be

* Added context-menu to package list view. Currently available
menu options are:

- remove from list
- show package dependencies
- query installed version (via rpm).

2005-07-12 V0.7.2 Steffen Offermann (steffen_ac@yahoo.com)

* Selecting or deselecting packages while installing/updating
packages is now possible without any side-effects.

* The package version number will be appended to the name of
the package when uninstalling installed packages.

* The confirmation dialog when yum.conf and repositories have
been saved can now be disabled.

2005-06-03 V0.7.1 Steffen Offermann (steffen_ac@yahoo.com)

* Fix: KYum crashed, when the specified folder for *.repo files
did not exist.

* Enabled "Install"-action in Groups view. But still no fancy
group support other than the limited one provided by yum.

* The editor for yum.conf now is a set of edit fields with
context help.

New options unknown to KYum cannot (yet) be added from within
KYum but will be preserved and are editable if they exist in
yum.conf (i.e. you can still add new items to yum.conf outside
KYum). These are mostly options that are rarely used or make no
sense with KYum.

* Option "reposdir" in yum.conf will now be recognized and used.

* When installing/updating selected packages, the respective packages
will be removed from the displayed list of available/updatable
packages if the installation was successful (i.e. yum's exit code
was 0).

* Added information about number and total download size of selected

* Selected (checked) packages are highlighted in the list.

* Actions tab / Groups tab: The command line of the executed command
is shown in the output window.

* The supplied file kyum_sysinfo.py is now installed in
$(kde_datadir)/kyum instead of $(kde_bindir).

* Made some colors and flags configurable.

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 Remove Tool Issue

 by Cliff1508 on: Jul 24 2006
Score 50%

I have used the removal tool in KYUM twice (two different Fedora Core 5 systems) with disastrous results. I believe that removing one application at a time will work but not multiple applications. One system would not reboot and the other had to have KDE desktop manually reinstalled (Gnome still doesn't come up.) It looks like it runs away with itself and just removes like crazy. I recovered one log file of install, update and the final removal if that would help.

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 problem with config.

 by iceeman on: Mar 8 2007
Score 50%

i'm traying to run ./configure and I'm getting error:

checking build system type... i686-redhat-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-redhat-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-redhat-linux-gnu
./configure: line 1379: syntax error near unexpected token `kyum,'
./configure: line 1379: `AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE(kyum, 0.1)'

how can I fix this ?
thank you for reply.

best regards, Milosz

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 Error listing update

 by djsegfault on: Jun 17 2007
Score 50%

I enabled the devel repos, then clicked on the list updates option, and got:

Process 7883 (yum) has been started.
Please be patient, this may be a lengthy operation...

(Command being executed: yum -y info updates).

Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Loading "dellsysidplugin" plugin
Updated Packages
*** Traceback (most recent call last):
*** File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
*** yummain.main(sys.argv[1:])
*** File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 94, in main
*** result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
*** File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 264, in doCommands
*** return self.yum_cli_commands[self.basecmd].doCommand(self, self.basecmd, self.extcmds)
*** File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yumcommands.py", line 167, in doCommand
*** base.listPkgs(ypl.updates, 'Updated Packages', basecmd)
*** File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 102, in listPkgs
*** self.infoOutput(pkg)
*** File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 73, in infoOutput
*** print _("Description:\n%s") % pkg.description
*** UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xae' in position 62: ordinal not in range(128)
Process exited normally with code 1.

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