[Yum] Re: Yum Digest, Vol 6, Issue 6

Tony Mountifield tony at softins.clara.co.uk
Wed Jan 7 20:37:06 UTC 2004

In article <1073424901.10348.54.camel at opus>,
seth vidal <yum at lists.dulug.duke.edu> wrote:
> > 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.

What's the proper way?

> you could just parse the /var/cache/yum/*/header.info
> and get the lists that way.

Much easier if yum can do it instead.

> but then again all this header.info, etc stuff will be moot before long
> anyway.

Which brings us back to a "list repository" feature in yum itself.
Seth, what is your opinion on implementing such a feature?

Tony Mountifield
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