[Yum] Re: Yum Digest, Vol 6, Issue 6
skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Tue Jan 6 21:30:50 UTC 2004
> My original questions is whether it's possible -- in one shot -- to get a
> list of all packages in configured repositories, whether or not they are
> installed on the system. I.e., a sort of "list repository" option.
> As it is, in order to get that full list, I currently run yum three times,
> and then use perl to munge the lists. The set of "available" plus the set
> of "installed" minus the set of "extra" comprises the list of all packages
> on the configured repositories. Since, presumably, yum has that list in
> order to compute available and updated packages in the first place, I
> wanted to know if there is a list option (perhaps undocumented) to just
> dump that list as a whole.
Well, I'd hope anyone writing a frontend wouldn't be screen scraping.
you could just parse the /var/cache/yum/*/header.info
and get the lists that way.
but then again all this header.info, etc stuff will be moot before long
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