[Yum-devel] some outstanding bugs to think about for devel

Gijs Hollestelle gijs at gewis.nl
Thu Apr 27 20:12:47 UTC 2006

Hi All,

I was hoping to do some work on Yum again in the near future. I picked
out this bug to try and fix:

Bug 469 - yumdownloader --source should understand subpackages

The problem here is: if you say yumdownloader --source nscd it should
download the glibc source rpm because that is what the nscd package is
built from. This informaton can be found by  looking up the binary rpm
for nscd and looking at the sourcerpm header there.

The problem is that this gives a file-name for the source rpm package
and not a package name and version information. Because this info is
simply not there I fixed this now by using parsing the name from the
source rpm filename and using the epoch, version and release from the
binary rpm.

The attached patch against yum-downloader implements this, let me know
if anyone sees a more clean way of implementing it.

BTW I noticed that providing multiple arguments to yumdownloader
appears to be broken or is that just on my system?


On 4/26/06, seth vidal <skvidal at linux.duke.edu> wrote:
> Hi folks,
>  I finally went through A LOT of old bugs. Closed the crap and took
> ownership of things that made sense.
> Here are the results:
> http://tinyurl.com/q98hm
> Take a look - see if there is anything you would like to fix in any of
> the misc branches.
> Thanks!
> -sv
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