Bug 543661 - yum-plugin-downloadonly does not work as advertised
yum-plugin-downloadonly does not work as advertised
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-12-02 14:47 EST by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-02 14:53:43 EST
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2009-12-02 14:47:49 EST
Description of problem:

With yum-plugin-downloadonly-1.1.24-2.fc13 installed I tried

   yum --downloadonly <something>

Instead of doing an expected job this responded with
Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin2, downloadonly, fastestmirror, presto, refresh-updatesd
Usage: yum [options] COMMAND
...... (skip) ....
  Plugin Options:
    --downloadonly      don't update, just download
                        specifies an alternate directory to store packages

And yes, /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/downloadonly.conf contais

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Expected results:
A package <something> gets downloaded to the current directory.

Additional info:
I am aware of an existence of yumdownloader, which does work, but I wanted to see how 'yum --downloadonly' will behave with presto.  Oh, well ...
Comment 1 seth vidal 2009-12-02 14:53:43 EST
yum --downloadonly update yum

You have to give it a command - it doesn't just download the pkgs you mention. It does the whole command it would normally do, depsolves and then downloads the pkgs.

then right before it would perform the transaction, it exits.

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