yum-utils

June 4, 2005

So we made the first release of yum-utils today. It’s 0.2 and it’s available in yum’s download dir. It’s got a great set of tools in it and I think those people who have ever complained to me about some crack^Wadvanced feature yum needed that I balked at will find these extremely handy. From the readme:

– Introduction –

Yum-utils is a collection of utilities, plugins and examples related to the yum package manager.

If you encounter any problems using these utilities feel free to send an e-mail to the yum mailing list:

https://lists.linux.duke.edu/mailman/listinfo/yum

If you have created an utility related to yum and you’d like to look into getting it included into this set please e-mail the yum-devel mailing list:

https://lists.linux.duke.edu/mailman/listinfo/yum-devel

– Description of the utilities –

package-cleanup:

Check for unneeded packages and dependency problems in the system. (also cleans up old kernels)

repoclosure:

Check for dependency problems in repositories.

repomanage:

Look up oldest or newest packages in a directory. Can be used for cleaning up repositories for example.

repoquery:

Query packages and groups in repositories similarly to rpmquery.

repo-rss:

Generate RSS feed from repositories.

yum-builddep:

Install build dependencies of source RPMS.

yumdownloader:

Download packages (and optionally their dependencies) to arbitrary directories without installing them.

– Authors –

Various people have made a contribution to this collection:

- Gijs Hollestelle

Maintainer of yum-utils, author of yumdownloader and package-cleanup

- Seth Vidal

Maintainer of yum, author of repoclosure, repomanage and repo-rss

- Panu Matilainen

Author of repoquery, yum-builddep

- Sean Dilda

Author of the update on boot init scripts

So I’m clearly kinda happy about this and I hope yum-utils will show up in fedora extras real soon now.

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