[Yum] yum is root-only???

Dmitry S. Makovey dmitry at athabascau.ca
Tue Apr 6 01:54:28 UTC 2004


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On April 5, 2004 06:06 pm, seth vidal wrote:
> > yup. it's ok with me.... except I figured out some other problem down the
> > road - - yum doesn't have explicit "download" option - it can only be
> > combined with "install" which breaks everything since install is actually
> > tries to install stuff (I know about download-only option) and complains
> > on dependencies.... Can my non-monkey-patch include this fix/improvement
> > as well (I'm working on it anyway)?
>
> huh?
>
> How are these things related in anyway at all? and how is
> --download-only NOT an explicit download option?

ok those are related to my particular requirements and not somehow else.
- --download-only is an option and if used in combination with let's say install 
it asks

[install: mod_jk2 2.0.4-4jpp.i386]
Is this ok [y/N]: 

which is confusing to say the least, since I'm not going to install package.
Unless I'm missing something there's no way to ask yum to only download 
packages without trying to install them.
 My usage of yum for now would be limited to download capabilities thus my 
"fixes" are related to those features.
I'm not pushing to put this stuff in yum - it's only a proposal/general 
question.

- -- 
Dmitry Makovey
Web Systems Administrator
Athabasca University
(780) 675-6245
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