Bug 1120189 - yum -C remove might download metadata!
Summary: yum -C remove might download metadata!
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-16 11:24 UTC by Hedayat Vatankhah
Modified: 2015-06-29 21:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 21:37:02 UTC

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Description Hedayat Vatankhah 2014-07-16 11:24:42 UTC
Description of problem:
Today I ran "yum -C remove kde*" to see what it will remove. Surprisingly, this happened:

--> Finished Dependency Resolution
rpmfusion-free-updates/20/x86_64                            | 3.3 kB  00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates/20/x86_64                         | 3.3 kB  00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates/20/x86_64/primary_db              | 121 kB  00:02     
updates/20/x86_64/metalink                                  |  15 kB  00:00     
updates/20/x86_64                                           | 4.9 kB  00:00     
updates/20/x86_64/updateinfo                                | 1.3 MB  00:23     
updates/20/x86_64/primary_db                                |  11 MB  03:19     
updates/20/x86_64/pkgtags                                   | 877 kB  00:17     

Dependencies Resolved

AFAIK, yum is not supposed to download any metadata unless it is needed. And I wonder why any updated metadata should be needed to remove some packages?

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