Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 494432
RFE: Message about utilities
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:08:48 EST
Yum has a habit, and a good habit of telling you that you need to run things like yum-complete-transaction, but these are not normally installed. So anytime one or more of these hints is displayed the system should also tell you they are found in the yum-utils package, so that you know to install it to run them.
yum-complete-transaction is in yum-utils which is in the comps group @base group. Unless you intentionally remove the base group in a kickstart then you are going to have yum-utils installed.
Interesting. I have a whole lot of servers here and several other locations, and I have yet to see any that have yum-utils installed until I manually install them.
Now I normally do a network install from a boot disk. I generally select that I am installing a server, and then select to manually select packages based on this. I then generally only add some packages that I know I will need. I certainly have never that I have known of removed this package from the list to install, but yet it is never there until I install it.
You have servers running Fedora or running rhel?
I have both. Have not had an this as an issue one way or other with the RHEL servers. So the comment here is about fedora.
In theory we could lookup if yum-utils is installed, and print something if not. Or even just stat and then print something like:
"yum install /usr/sbin/yum-complete-transaction"
...or we could just require it (everyone loves circular deps ;). I have to admin, I'm tending towards not caring though ... esp. as it's only really a problem for RHEL-5 :o.
I would tend toward what I originally suggested. Basically if any of these messages are printed out simply an added line that says "these utilities are round in the yum-utils rpm. Anyone who is going to be able to use them probably could get there really fast with just that hint.