If I say "yumdownloader --url X" it does what I want but whines that I should have used dnf instead. However, there does not currently appear to be an equivalent of this command in dnf.
We could implement such feature that would print urls of package instead of downloading. Btw why do you want such a feature. How do you process urls afterwards?
The URL is useful if I want to trial packages across different versions of
Fedora or CentOS.
For instance, if I want to see if the F22 version of FOO works on F21:
f22$ yumdownloader --url foo
f21$ wget http://some-mirror-service/fedora/linux/updates/22/x86_64/f/foo-12.2-1.fc22.x86_64.rpm
f21$ rpm -Uvh --test foo-12.2-1.fc22.x86_64.rpm
Or maybe I want to install BAR on CentOS where that package is not available:
f22$ yumdownloader --url --source bar
centos$ wget http://some-mirror-service/fedora/linux/updates/22/SPRMS/b/bar-0.6.23-2.fc22.src.rpm
centos$ rpmbuild --rebuild bar-0.6.23-2.fc22.src.rpm
It's also sometimes useful for answering the question "if I were to install BAZ now, which version would I get and which repo would it come from?". I understand that to a large extent "dnf list" can answer that query.
I vote for this too. How I used it with yum-utils:
repoquery --disablerepo='*' \
--enablerepo hell \
--whatrequires postgresql-devel --location --arch src
My workflow is something like: (a) try to package some experimental feature
in PostgreSQL, package it and build it in in Copr (b) get the list above by
repoquery and then (c) rebuild all those packages.
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Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
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upstream PR: https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf-plugins-core/pull/198
The problem was fixed in dnf-plugins-core-1.0.2-1 released into rawhide.