Another yum query

Alexander Apprich a.apprich at
Tue May 8 06:10:10 UTC 2007

Hi guys,

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> Timothy Murphy <tim at> writes:
>> I have 3 laptops.
>> Is it possible to avoid downloading update rpm's 3 times?
>> What I would like is for yum to look in /common/RPMs first,
>> and only to look in the repository if it didn't find the rpm there.
> I'm looking to do something similar.  I have a random bunch of amd64
> and x86 machines I'm taking care of.  I would be nice to not download
> all the RPM's several times.
> cd /var/cache 
> mv yum yum-dist 
> ln -s /common/yum yum
> Note, its isn't quite the directory structure you wanted, but should
> be good enough.  Assuming you have /common NFS mounted on all
> machines, you will have the the machines share both the yum RPM's and
> headers.

yum has a separate downloadonly plugin.

apprich at elmstreet ~ $ rpm -qa | grep -i download

This should be what you two are looking for.

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