Bug 131807 - after an update a serious discrepancy between yum and its docs
after an update a serious discrepancy between yum and its docs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2004-09-04 20:20 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-05 04:11:33 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2004-09-04 20:20:04 EDT
Description of problem:

After an update to yum-2.1.3 its manual page does not describe
that version anymore.  For example, it refers to documentation
of yum-arch which is not available. It describes commands like
'yum clean oldheaders' but attempt to use that results only
in "Usage:  yum [options] ..." message.

OTOH there are some actions like "generate-rss" which are not
described at all and options mentioned in Changelog ('--obsoletes')
where a meaning cannot be glimpsed even from a usage message
(not mentioning any other form of a documentation).

BTW - how to achieve effects equivalent to an old 'yum-arch'
is a real mystery.

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Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2004-09-05 04:11:33 EDT
1. yum 2.1.X is not yet complete.
2. I acknowledged the lack of docs when I announced yum 2.1.X on
fedora-devel-list and yum-devel list
3. if you'd like to make a repository download and install createrepo
from: http://linux.duke.edu/metadata/generate/

I'm going to close this as upstream b/c it's something that's known
and being worked on by the upstream maintainer, me.

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