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Bug 136516 - --downloadonly option not implemented
--downloadonly option not implemented
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-10-20 13:34 EDT by Ralf Ertzinger
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:50 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-06-19 02:48:22 EDT
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Description Ralf Ertzinger 2004-10-20 13:34:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
The man page of yum claims that there is an option called
"--downloadonly". The program does not know about it, though:

[sun@nausicaa /usr/share/yum-cli :) 17]$ yum --downloadonly update
Options Error: option --downloadonly not recognized

    Usage:  yum [options] < update | install | info | remove | list |
            clean | provides | search | check-update | groupinstall | 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try the --downloadonly option with yum

Actual Results:  Option listed in man page, but is unknown.

Expected Results:  Do what the man page states.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2004-10-20 14:22:12 EDT
yah - I forgot to remove it from the docs. I've been sent a different
implementation of some of the downloading routines that is actually a
bit smarter in some ways.

Comment 2 Kenneth Porter 2004-11-19 13:43:10 EST
Yum Bugzilla entry with possible patch:


I just updated 2.0.7 to 2.1.11 and got bitten by this. I have --download-only in
/etc/cron.daily/yum.cron and discovered that it went ahead and installed the
package I didn't want (new kernel). Fortunately it's not enabled in GRUB.

I want new packages downloaded unattended but I want to decide when they get
Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2004-11-30 00:50:29 EST
I pulled it out from 2.1.12 - it will probably go back in but right
now, no.
Comment 4 Rahul Sundaram 2005-06-18 22:51:22 EDT
Yum downloader in Yum-utils seems to serve this purpose now. Yum-utils is
currently in Fedora Extras repository which is enabled by default in Fedora Core
above above

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