EDIT .. An answer, post # 7 , and I have seen # 8.
That tmp/ folder, wonder where it came from, never seen that till now ?
# 7 : A little more complicated than that.
( And the link, you show is the 'old archive' : try open it.)
As ordinary user : yum list available > todays-list.txt
.. I get 11,547 packages from ? .. See /etc/yum.repos.d/
.. where I have → → ls /etc/yum.repos.d/ > >
( not all are " enabled=1 " ).
The updates are still listed in the "yum list available" list.
Yum is choosing from a mirror list, where the first part could be :
.. then your architecture decides the next ... e.g. i386 :
.. which is the real base repo address, i.e. points to a folder "repodata/"
And I was wrong , there are still updates ( for now anyway )
.. the folder ' repodata/ ' is next after the package
So I can't say why you get nothing from "yum list available".
Unless you have an " exclude* " in /etc/yum.conf .