[CentOS] forcing yum to download but not install

Mon Dec 19 18:04:08 UTC 2011
cliff here <c4ifford at gmail.com>

I would highly advise against trying to time a CTRL-C in  a specific amount
of time. Not sure why you would even try and do that when, that's the exact
purpose of the yum-download only which is easier to install and run then
wait for a whole update to complete and try and manually kill the job.
Sorry but that idea is just bad.

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>wrote:

> Vreme: 12/19/2011 05:39 PM, Alan McKay piše:
> > Hey folks,
> >
> > Is there any way to fake a "yum update" just to get yum to force a
> download
> > of all the files it needs, without actually installing them.
> >
> > I finally have a RPM cache/proxy working and I just want to populate it.
> > The server I want to actually update cannot be updated until tomorrow but
> > I'd like to do a fake update just to force the RPMs into my cache so they
> > will all be pre-downloaded.
> >
> > I don't see anyway from the man page to do this.
> >
> > thanks,
> > -Alan
> >
> Let me let you on little secret. It seams nobody thought about it.
> run "yum update" and wait until it downloads last package. then when it
> starts Transaction check just abort it with <Ctrl>+<C>. That will
> download all packages you need but will not install them. The next time
> you run update it will show them bold.
> At this point you can even copy /var/cache/yum to be safe, but it should
> keep the packages until yum clean all or finish of yum update.
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