repoquery docs

June 22, 2010

Typed up some docs on repoquery since it seems like we answer a lot of questions about it and it is VERY commonly used.

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/RepoQuery

This and other yum/yum-utils/createrepo/etc docs can be found at:

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Guides

additions/comments welcome.

A friend pointed me at:

http://lifehacker.com/5567258/googlecl-brings-google-services-to-the-command-line

which ultimately pointed me to:

http://code.google.com/p/googlecl/

which annoyed me b/c it had a deb but no rpm. So I made one

http://skvidal.fedorapeople.org/googlecl/

if you’re a f13 user you can run:

yum –nogpgcheck install http://skvidal.fedorapeople.org/googlecl/googlecl-0.9.5-2.fc13.noarch.rpm

and it will install it (and it’s one dependency) for you.

no, I’m not submitting it to fedora b/c I don’t know if I’ll use it and therefore not sure I want to maintain it.

Just wanted to put this up as something to check out:

yum in late f12 and f13 grew a ‘history’ command. It does A LOT and is worth checking out:

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/YumHistory

And there are a number of other yum docs available at:

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Guides

but definitely check out yum history.