[Yum] fun things in the new daily

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Feb 14 05:10:43 UTC 2003


Hey,
 a couple of simple things I added to the new daily.

1. url for conf file ie: yum -c http://myserver/mypath/yum.conf
   http, ftp and file urls
2. new [main] option in the config file 'commands'
   any of the functional commands will run when placed here.
   for example
   [main]
    ... stuff here ...
    commands = update foo bar baz
   
if you run yum w/o any options it will then run update foo bar baz.
it will only work for non - and -- options. so: update, list, install,
upgrade, provides, clean, erase.
Command line overrides config file, of course.

So, the enterprising of you can clearly see the mischief you can get
into w/the two aforementioned features :)

a little cgi scripting and you could get a lot of things to happen in
your nightly cron jobs completely from the server-side.

Not that I'm suggesting anything, mind you. ;)
http://www.dulug.duke.edu/yum/download/daily/yum-20030214.tar.gz

Let me know what breaks.
thanks

-sv

  





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