Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1294820
dnf download doesn't work with --cacheonly
Last modified: 2016-11-25 15:10:00 EST
Description of problem:
Running 'dnf -C download' as a non-privileged user doesn't work. The command first downloads the package into the cache which is read-only for a regular user. Then the file is copied from the cache to the desired location.
Downloading the package into the cache makes a little sense, because the package is downloaded no matter if the file is already in the cache.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ sudo dnf clean all
2. $ sudo dnf makecache
3. $ dnf -C download --destdir /tmp bash
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[Errno unknown] Cannot open /var/cache/dnf/fedora-fe3d2f0c91e9b65c/packages/bash-4.3.42-1.fc23.x86_64.rpm: Permission denied: 'Input/Output error
bash package is downloaded into /tmp
It try to use cache from root (/var/cache/dnf/) instead of user's cache (/var/tmp/dnf-USER-hash/). We will try to fix it.
Small correction, I think it try to write down the downloaded rpm but into root's directory /var/cache/dnf/fedora-fe3d2f0c91e9b65c/packages/ where non-privilege user doesn't have access. The problem only appear when --destdir option is used. The cache is used correctly.
Another correction: The problem only appear when -C option is used and it is not connected with --destdir option.
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The presented problem cannot be reproduce with dnf-2.0.
Steps that do not reproduce:
1. $ sudo dnf clean all
2. $ dnf clean all
3. $ dnf makecache
4. $ dnf -C download --destdir /tmp bash