Bug 1786072 - "Include=" option to include configuration from urls absent in dnf
Summary: "Include=" option to include configuration from urls absent in dnf
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dnf
Version: 8.1
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: nsella
QA Contact: Radek Bíba
Depends On:
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Reported: 2019-12-23 10:18 UTC by Maurizio Schena
Modified: 2020-04-28 16:49 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: dnf-4.2.17-6.el8
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Last Closed: 2020-04-28 16:49:06 UTC
Type: Bug
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2020:1823 None None None 2020-04-28 16:49:22 UTC

Description Maurizio Schena 2019-12-23 10:18:49 UTC
Description of problem:

With yum v3 (in RHEL7) , there was an option to include configuration files from an url in yum.conf.
From man page:


The inclusion of external configuration files is supported for /etc/yum.conf and the .repo files in the /etc/yum.repos.d directory. To include a URL, use a line of the following format:


The configuration file will be inserted at the position of the "include=" line. Included files may contain further include lines. Yum will abort with an error if an inclusion loop is detected

This option seems to be absent in Yum v4 (dnf in RHEL 8), and was not mentioned to have been excluded in: 


Comment 1 Jaroslav Mracek 2020-01-02 14:26:01 UTC
Thank you very much for your report. Do you agree to resolve the difference by documentation in the knowledge base?

Comment 2 trehiopa 2020-01-06 08:49:30 UTC

As long as it's documented in the changelog between DNF and YUM this issue can be closed for me

Comment 3 nsella 2020-01-10 08:07:13 UTC
I have created a pull request on Github. Is this change ok?

PR: https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1569

Comment 13 mlg9000@yahoo.com 2020-03-13 19:39:16 UTC
This is an extremely useful feature in yum, for example to include a central list of updates that should be excluded.  Please consider adding this functionality into DNF.

Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2020-04-28 16:49:06 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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