Bug 179203 - Yum flag for locating source?
Yum flag for locating source?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2006-01-27 20:40 EST by Dee-Ann LeBlanc
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:53 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-27 20:44:26 EST
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Description Dee-Ann LeBlanc 2006-01-27 20:40:24 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.

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Comment 1 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2006-01-27 20:44:26 EST
yumdownloader in yum-utils can do that.
Comment 2 Dee-Ann LeBlanc 2006-01-27 21:37:16 EST
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.

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