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Yum Missing From CentOS 5.9 Virtuozzo Container

Recently ran into a Virtuozzo container running CentOS 5.9 that was missing yum.

Did some research and first found this page from the CentOS team:

It’s highly critical of distributions that leave out yum but it does give manual steps for installing. Unfortunately these steps looked a bit messy.

Since we controlled the Virtuozzo there was another option … we could install the yum package from the Virtuozzo host system with this command:

Replace 99 with your target container ID. This is much neater then trying to install yum manually!