Bug 351261 - truncated package names are not good enough
Summary: truncated package names are not good enough
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-24 20:24 UTC by Andrei Gaponenko
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:59 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: yum-3.2.17
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Last Closed: 2008-08-07 18:58:21 UTC
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Description Andrei Gaponenko 2007-10-24 20:24:03 UTC
Description of problem:


Yum seem to always truncate package names printed on the screen, which
sometime leads to loosing valuable information.  For example,

localhost ~$  yum list available 'openafs-kmdl*'


openafs-kmdl- 1.4.4-23.fc7           atrpms
openafs-kmdl- 1.4.4-23.fc7           atrpms
openafs-kmdl- 1.4.4-23.fc7           atrpms

Here both the version and the name are truncated, so one have no way
to learn from yum that one has to type at least 

yum install openafs-kmdl-

to have the package installed.  Also, one may need to get a specific
version of the package, so showing complete package version
information in a listing is also useful.

I suggest to add a yum option, something like --full-package-names,
that will make yum to print out full package names everywhere. (And
not worry about pretty formatting.)

This sounds like a feature request, but because this information loss
makes it impossible to do package management with yum in some cases, I
file this as a bug.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add the ATrpms repository to your yum.repos.d
2. Run "yum list available"
Actual results: versions and names of some packages in the listing are
truncated.  Yum man page does not suggest any command line option to obtain full
name and version strings. 

Expected results: Yum should be fully usable even for packages that have longer

Additional info:

Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2008-03-12 15:09:33 UTC
Not sure we're going to be able to solve this one easily but tagging as 

Comment 2 James Antill 2008-03-12 15:38:12 UTC
Well "yum info" displays everything, so I'm thinking NAB ... but maybe we can
convert to a slightly more verbose format somewhat like "yum search" does.

 The canonical test case in Fedora is
php-pear-Structures-DataGrid-DataSource-DataObject (69 characters, if you incl.
the version) ... or just php-pear-Str*

Comment 3 James Antill 2008-03-13 19:01:30 UTC
 I'm going to leave this open, and I might fix it for "list" when the new
verbose/logging APIs go into upstream (post Fed-9).
 Or I might just close it NaB, after more consideration.

Comment 4 Andrei Gaponenko 2008-03-13 19:32:50 UTC
Hi James,

I did not realize I could use "yum info" instead of "yum list",
so I had to use a web browser to find out the correct package name.
"yum info" is an improvement over that, but still, it's not
convenient to use when you just need the name.
Also, other users may have the same problem of not thinking
about "info" when they _really_ want to "list".
All in all, it would be nice to fix "list" and not just close the bug.


Comment 5 Seth Vidal 2008-03-13 20:36:12 UTC
Additionally, if you want a list w/o any sort of truncation look at repoquery in

Very handy for getting rpm -q type output from yum repos.

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Comment 7 James Antill 2008-05-14 15:40:24 UTC
 Moving to Fed-9, I did a fix and I'm not sure it'll go in for Fed-9 ... but it
should be there for Fed-10.

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