I studying the /etc/yum.conf and /etc/yum.repos.d so I can use yum to build lamp with ssl.
There is a baseurl variable in the definition file that requires the full url to the repository root directory. How do I find the best repository to use, and where do I go in that repository's website to find the root url?
I still don't know how to find the root directory of a repository, but I did discover that I was using the cd command to enter /etc/yum.repos.d to look at its configuration file. It was'nt working because it is a directory, not a file. I can cd into a directory. I have to find the file in that directory and cat into it to see the configuration.
Once I did that I saw the minimal configuration was already in place for yum to access fedora repositories. It works.
Lesson learned: Sometimes I just have to do it and see what happens. Sometimes the result shows me I'm closer to my goal than I thought I was.