Bug 184313 - yum - silent and destructive change in behaviour with respect to caches
Summary: yum - silent and destructive change in behaviour with respect to caches
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2006-03-07 22:41 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-07 22:47:29 UTC

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Description Michal Jaegermann 2006-03-07 22:41:12 UTC
Description of problem:

With a freshly updated yum running 'yum update' silently and unexpectedly
cleans caches (which was really undesirable here).  Digging through recent
ChangeLog and 'man yum.conf' one can find about a new option 'keepcache'
and this:

              Either â1â or â0â. Determines whether or not yum keeps the cache
              of  headers  and packages after succesful installation.  Default
              is â1â (keep files)

So far so good but it turns out that /etc/yum.conf was quietly replaced and,
SURPRISE, it has 'keepcache=0' in it.

At least some kind of a warning during an installation would be expected.

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-03-07 22:47:29 UTC
You're updating in the rawhide tree.  It eats babies.

There will be something in the final FC5 release notes to mention this change in
behavior from previous releases.

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