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Re: Yum and SRPMs



On Sat, 2006-02-18 at 10:03 -0500, William Lovaton wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> El jue, 16-02-2006 a las 13:52 -0800, Jesse Keating escribió:
> > I made a small mistake.  The unified SRPMS and srpm repodata will be
> > useful for yumdownloader, not yum itself.  Yum does not and will not
> > have the ability to grab srpms.
> 
> yumdownloader? I hope it is what I am thinking.
> 
> You'll see, my home computer is connected to the Internet through a
> modem and most of the time making updates is prohibited because more
> often that not they are very large, so I religiously copy the packages
> names that needs an update, I take them to my office and wget them from
> a very fast connection one by one into my usb memory and finally back to
> my home and copy the packages in the yum cache.
> 
> Is there a way to make the downloading part of this automatic? something
> like yum generating all the wget commands so I can use them on a very
> fast connection easily instead of one by one.

yumdownloader has a "--urls" option that will give you the URLs to
download. This could easily be scripted into a bunch of wget commands.

Paul.



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