[Yum] yum is root-only???

Rob Watkin robwatkin at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Apr 6 07:02:45 UTC 2004


On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 04:23, Michael Stenner wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 09:43:20PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > > 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]: 
> > 
> > yum --download-only install foo
> > 
> > Will download foo and all of foo's dependencies then it will exit.
> > 
> > if you want yum to simply download foo and nothing more then you should
> > just use wget.
> 
> I think the "confusion" goes something like this:
> 
>   yum --download-only install foo
> 
> yum then says
> 
>   [install: foo 1.4.2-i386]
>   Is this ok [y/N]: 
> 
> And the user says "hey, I just told you I don't want you to install
> it.  I just want you to download it."  The reason for this is that the
> questions are asked BEFORE downloading so you can see what will be
> done without wasting a bunch of time.  This check is still valuable
> (to at least some people) when in --download-only mode.

For the record. Does this mean that if one responds (y) in this
situation, yum will download but _not_ install foo?

Rob
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Rob Watkin <robwatkin at tiscali.co.uk>




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