How do I `yum localinstall` from my `yum search` result?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm trying to install some dependencies for thrift using yum. I've found, for example boost via yum search boost which gives me (after a load of fails as the PC not on the web, but has a local repository somewhere...on the network...I think): boost.x86_64 : The free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries But when I go to try yum localinstall boost* I get nothing 'file does not end with RPM, skipping', likewise find boost* gives nothing. Should my yum command work, and this is a sign that it's not on the network? Or is it on there and I'm not using the right command to find the path to (HowTos)