Getting more info about updates on headless server

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Sep 30 22:06:24 UTC 2010


On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 18:04 -0400, Przemek Klosowski wrote:
> On 09/30/2010 05:45 PM, Richard Fearn wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have yum-updatesd installed on a headless Fedora server, so every so
> > often I get the email saying there are updates available.
> >
> > The email itself doesn't tell me much about the updates (e.g. for
> > iproute tonight it said it was a "bugfix"). Running yum update on the
> > server doesn't tell me much either.
> >
> > In the past I modified yum-updatesd-helper to look in the
> > package-announce list archives
> > (http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/) to find
> > each update, and to build a bodhi search URL, using the package
> > name/version. Then there were at least 1 or 2 links in the
> > yum-updatesd email that I could click on to get some more information.
> >
> > Is there a more standard way of getting this info? (Not the links, but
> > the information about the updates.)
> 
> You could download the RPMs (yumdownloader?) and look at changelogs:
> 
> rpm -q --changelog -p <packagename.rpm>
> 
> I seem to rememeber people talking about a way to do it directly from 
> yum without downloading the package, but I don't remember the details.

repoquery -q --changelog pkgname

-sv




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