Bug 223607 - yum -C doesn't work offline
yum -C doesn't work offline
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Blocks: FC7Target
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Reported: 2007-01-20 14:07 EST by martin
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:56 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-25 18:12:49 EDT
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Description martin 2007-01-20 14:07:34 EST
Description of problem:

option -C is described as "run entirely from cache, don't update cache"
but e.g.
yum -C info xterm
first connects to some network repositories. This behaviour is quite anoying on
slow connection and it would also be nice if I could query the package cache
when I am offline.

The same holds for the "search" command.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum -C info <anypackage>
2. watch network usage

1. disconnect from network
2. yum -C info <anypackage>
Actual results:

yum initiates some network communicaiton. When offline, error message appears:

Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up repositories
Could not retrieve mirrorlist
http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=core-6&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (111, 'Connection refused')>
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core

Expected results:

yom should work without network communication when invoked with the option -C

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2007-04-23 10:19:31 EDT
See also bug 189828.

I see the same problem with yum-3.1.6-2.fc7
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2007-04-25 18:12:49 EDT
Should be fixed for yum 3.1.7

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