download package with Yum.

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Mon May 14 15:03:46 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 00:59 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Mark Haney wrote:
> > Okay, call me stupid, but what happened to the ability to use yum to 
> > download a binary package and NOT install it at that time?  I've got a 
> > funky gnome-python2 update that I need to re-install the package, but I 
> > don't want to remove 25 dependencies and then re-install them for this 
> > one package.  If the '--download-only' option is gone, is there another 
> > I can't find?
> yumdownloader which is part of yum-utils. If you want to downgrade at 
> the same time there are a couple of plugins in Fedora Extras.
> Rahul
I assumed from what you said that I could get yum-utils by running:
yum install yum-utils

That does not work in FC6. What have I done wrong?
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