[Yum-devel] How to find out why filelists are being download?

James Antill james at fedoraproject.org
Mon Dec 10 20:00:55 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-12-07 at 13:04 -0700, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> Is there a way (certain log level?) to find out why yum would need to download 
> filelists for a transaction, i.e. what package/requirement triggered it?

 The two main messages are triggered at DEBUG_2, which is output at
"--debuglevel 5" ... but if I was trying to debug something I'd probably
just do "--debuglevel 9" and look backwards at all the messages, and
then use repoquery to confirm what the problem was.
 Also note that --skip-broken still always triggers a filelists download
whenever it has to skip something (this is a bug and has been around a
while, but it's not been a high priority).

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