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Old 03-27-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
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Fedora 7 updates with yum (ugh...)


I need a good way to download the updates my system needs WITHOUT installing them. Yum does not have a download only option. Is there any package I can install to do this? Or is there any way to make yum output a list of updates in a fashion that would allow me to script the download of them from a mirror somewhere? The way yum outputs with a simple yum check-update is really poor for doing this, as it doesn't use the file names of the RPMs.

Honestly, not including a download only option is a really stupid oversight. If I had a choice in the matter I'd be using a Debian-based distro, but unfortunately I'm stuck with Fedora 7 for this project.

Any suggestions for acquiring the updated packages in some sort of automated manner without installing them are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 05:39 AM   #2
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In older versions Yum had the --download-only option. You could rsync the update dir from a mirror or use an update tool that still has a "--download" option like 'autoupdate'.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 05:46 AM   #3
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"yum install yum-downloadonly"

yum-downloadonly.noarch : Yum plugin to add downloadonly command option

stupid fedora!
 
Old 03-27-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
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"yum install yum-downloadonly"
Ah. Cool.


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stupid fedora!
I'm sure you're capable of producing a better distro all by yourself.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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I'm sure you're capable of producing a better distro all by yourself.
Errr. I think you missed the irony of my statement.

Let me explain to you as it was clearly too subtle for you: the OP said it was a "really stupid oversight" to not include a download-only option and _implied_ that this was the fault of Fedora whereas a Debian based distro would never have such a problem. So, having explained that the option does in fact exist, I said "stupid fedora!". Gettit?!

Besides, never did I suggest that I could produce a better distro all by myself. Whats with a forum where the moderators are so arsey with people who are trying to help?

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Old 03-27-2008, 01:44 PM   #6
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ironic statement was OK

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"yum install yum-downloadonly"

yum-downloadonly.noarch : Yum plugin to add downloadonly command option

stupid fedora!
Well, I did spot the irony of the statement - actually it's obvious, given the fact that yum HAS what it takes to do downloads only, and the message poster provided all the neccessary infos.

I just wonder about the original question-maker. It's so lame to complain about a distribution when talking about an application that is actually developed independent from the given distro and making big statements without the slightest attempt to read man pages or do some basic Googling. Very lame!

Regards,
SIMP

Fedora User

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Old 03-27-2008, 02:43 PM   #7
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I just wonder about the original question-maker. It's so lame to complain about a distribution when talking about an application that is actually developed independent from the given distro and making big statements without the slightest attempt to read man pages or do some basic Googling. Very lame!
Generally, and not directed to OP specifically, (hey, the guy might just be in a hurry and thought he/she could get a quick answer here) the amount of noise generated by a person equals the amount of hes/her ignorance.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 03:42 PM   #8
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Woah, guys, I didn't mean to start a flame war. Thanks for the tip.
 
Old 03-31-2008, 09:55 AM   #9
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Errr. I think you missed the irony of my statement.
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No manual entry for irony

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Whats with a forum where the moderators are so arsey with people who are trying to help?
You're relatively new here. Regardless of whatever you think or things you take for customs where you're from, nothing gives you the right to talk like that. It doesn't serve your or LQ's cause, it's childish and it doesn't impress me either. Mind your manners.
 
Old 03-31-2008, 04:30 PM   #10
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haha, you're funny

i love a forum where the moderators antagonize the users.
 
  


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