GENERAL YUM COMMANDS yum install <package>|<link/to/package>|<path/to/rpm> yum localinstall # outdated; can just use yum install these days yum remove yum update yum search yum whatprovides|provides yum deplist yum info <package> --downloadonly --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=* yum list installed | grep <package> yum list available yum list all yum grouplist yum groupinfo yum history yum history info <number> yum history redo <number> yum history undo <number> yum rollback <number> MAKE YR OWN CUSTOM REPO mkdir -p /myrepo/install /myrepo/download # make the directories yum install --downloadonly --installroot=/myrepo/install --releasever=<CentOS major version #> --downloaddir=/myrepo/download <PACKAGES> # chroot the install env so yum will download ALL the deps, not just the ones that your current machine needs createrepo --database /myrepo/download # make it a repo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/myrepo.repo [offline] name=My custom repo baseurl=file:///myrepo/download enabled=0 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=<file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-<version#>> # make the .repo file # edit the GPG keyfile location to be the right one! repoclosure --repoid=myrepo # check dependencies yum --nogpgcheck --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=myrepo install <PACKAGES> # install from this repo! # --nogpgcheck maybe needed OTHER YUM MAGIC if you get this error: error: unpacking of archive failed on file <packagefile>: cpio: lsetfilecon then the problem is related to selinux improper file contexts to workaround, run yum with: --setopt=tsflags="nocontexts" MORE INFO yum cheatsheet from RHEL, semi-outdated, hosted here for convenience: