Bug 1133979 - yum/dnf --quiet option not working for check-update command
Summary: yum/dnf --quiet option not working for check-update command
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf
Version: 22
Hardware: All
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Valentina Mukhamedzhanova
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-26 14:57 UTC by Dena
Modified: 2015-08-11 02:08 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: dnf-1.0.2-3.fc22
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-08-11 02:08:34 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Dena 2014-08-26 14:57:46 UTC
Description of problem:
The man page for yum lists the --quiet option to disable output, but the option does not fully work when used with the check-update command

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum --quiet check-update

Actual results:
outputs a list of packages to be updated

Expected results:
there should be no output

Additional info:
The --quiet option is disabling some of the output -- it prevents the "Loaded plugins" from being listed, but does not prevent the list of packages to be updated from being listed. A script may only be interested in the exit status, so check-update should respect the --quiet option by disabling output.

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Comment 2 Dena 2015-06-28 13:24:31 UTC
This issue also exists in dnf and Fedora 22.

Comment 3 Honza Silhan 2015-06-29 12:35:46 UTC
According to "man yum" you're right - it should not print output at all.
"Run without  output.   Note  that  you likely also want to use -y."

I don't know how the option was originally designed but it makes sense to me to behave as it is. You basically use this option from scripts for parsing the plain output. The real semantic is: "In combination with non-interactive command (list, info, repoquery, ...) it shows just relevant content. It suppress messages notifying about current state or actions of DNF." I am considering this as a feature not a bug. What would be the benefit of using -q instead of `1>/dev/null`

In PR [1] documentation of DNF --quiet was extended.

[1] https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/302

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2015-07-22 08:25:29 UTC
dnf-1.0.2-2.fc22,hawkey-0.5.9-2.fc22 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 22.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2015-08-01 02:28:37 UTC
Package dnf-1.0.2-3.fc22, hawkey-0.5.9-3.fc22:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 22 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing dnf-1.0.2-3.fc22 hawkey-0.5.9-3.fc22'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2015-08-11 02:08:34 UTC
dnf-1.0.2-3.fc22, hawkey-0.5.9-3.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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