Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213623
Proposal: add --downloaddir option for downloadonly plugin
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
The yum-downloadonly plugin is very useful, especially in production
environment, when automatic updates is not a good idea. But using
"--downloadonly" option, the packages are stored in some "special", "too deep",
per-repo subdirectories (i.e. /var/cache/yum/core/packages/ for Core,
/var/cache/yum/extras/packages/ for Extras etc.) It is not very convenient indeed.
I propose to add "--downloaddir=DIR" option to this plugin, which allows to
store packages in the specified place instead, i.e.:
"yum -y --downloadonly --downloaddir=/var/spool/update update"
We already use such a modified plugin for a long time (invoke yum from cron each
P.S. Please, add it for FC5 too.
Created attachment 140107 [details]
Proposed new full plugin sourrce.
Just full new source (the changes are trivial...)
Thanks for your contribution.
I have added your changes to the upstream CVS.
I will be available in the next yum-utils releases for FC6 & FC7/Rawhide.
It will not be available for FC5, because there is now special upstream branch
for yum 2.6(FC5).
> I have added your changes to the upstream CVS.
Where I can look at it?
I've not found it at
OK, looks fine now.