Bug 133052 - yum --download-only install non-functional
yum --download-only install non-functional
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-09-21 03:33 EDT by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-21 09:11:36 EDT
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Description Ralf Corsepius 2004-09-21 03:33:09 EDT
Description of problem:
yum -c <somefile> --download-only install package

performs an actual "installation" instead of "downloading only"

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
# rpm -q alsa-lib

# yum -c /etc/yum.testing --download-only install alsa-lib
[/etc/yum.testing only contains a reference to a FC3test3 repository]

# rpm -q alsa-lib
Actual results:
see above. Yum seems to ignore --download-only.

Expected results:
Yum to download all requested files, but not to install them, rsp. yum
to complain about it being passed a non-valid option.

Additional info:
This is on a clean FC2 system with FC3test3's yum-rpm installed, while
experimenting with using yum-2.1.3 to upgrade from FC2 to FC3test2.
--download-only had been mentioned to be present in "upstream yum",
however, it doesn't seem to be mentioned in "man yum" nor yum --help.

So, I might have hit a "known bug" in an "intentionally non-documented
hidden" feature :-)
Comment 1 Ralf Corsepius 2004-09-21 03:47:30 EDT
Of cause, I meant FC3test2, not FC3test3.
Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2004-09-21 09:11:36 EDT
you're right, it's not been implemented yet.

closing this as a duplicate of:

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