Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136516
--downloadonly option not implemented
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:50:24 EST
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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 |
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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.
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
I pulled it out from 2.1.12 - it will probably go back in but right
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
This bug report should be closed