Bug 613570 - RFE: "yum download" to download packages manually before updating
Summary: RFE: "yum download" to download packages manually before updating
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum
Version: 5.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-07-12 10:02 UTC by schneider
Modified: 2014-01-21 06:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-07-12 14:50:18 UTC

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Description schneider 2010-07-12 10:02:40 UTC
At the moment I have to ask our customers for installing updates and then start the yum update progress. Now the customer have to wait while yum downloading all the packages and then installing it. 

It will be much useful if I could first downloading all packages and with yum update only installing them. 

Thanks in advantage

Comment 1 James Antill 2010-07-12 14:50:18 UTC
You can run:

yum install yum-downloadonly
yum update -y --downloadonly

...and then run:

yum -C update -y

...note that you must use "-C" to run from cache, this should be fine as you've downloaded everything.

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