Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179203
Yum flag for locating source?
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:53:27 EST
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Description of problem:
It would be nice to have a flag in yum that lets me specify that I want the source for a package rather than the package itself. It would be far more convenient than having to type out the whole package name (laziness rules).
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look in yum documentation.
2. Find no flag for specifying that I want to look for or install the source package rather than the program package.
yumdownloader in yum-utils can do that.
Why have the feature farmed off in some obscure tool (that doesn't even rate a
man page) and not available in the main yum? I'm honestly not trying to be a
pain, it just seems it would be a useful addition.