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Old 02-20-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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yum always first does a update of repo data. How to work around that ?


Hi all,
I am using fedora 10 on my acer laptop. I use yum to manage my softwares. The problem is whenever I do a yum install somePackage, it first starts off updating it's repositories one by one and then it will parse the package install arguments and resolve dependencies. Can I bypass the updation of the repo data once in a while by using any switch/option with yum ?
Does the option -C do what I want ?
thanks
nishith
 
Old 02-20-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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Personally, I would highly recommend against doing that. It shouldn't update the repos unless the repos need updating, and that ensures that you get the newest (most stable and secure) version of the software that you are trying to install.

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Old 02-20-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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I'm not here to lecture you in any way, I'll throw you the bone your looking for instead.

First, you should browse this documentation. Pay particular attention to section 9.2. By following links, your answer will be found here.
 
  


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