Re: Old yum? New yum? Re: Typo in yum instructions

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On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 06:38:28PM -0800, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> --On Monday, October 31, 2005 7:09 PM -0700 Michal Jaegermann 
> <michal@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >I guess that you are thinking about 'check-update' yum command.  If
> >there are updates then yum will produce a list of available updates
> >and will exit with a status 100 and otherwise this status is 0.
> >Once you have a list you can retrieve packages by whatever means you
> >have on hands.
> The pre-2.1 yum included the option to the update command to download 
> updates but not install them. This eliminates the need to wait for them to 
> download once I've blessed them. I'd use that option in the midnight cron 
> job, then apply the updates in the morning.

Yes, that is what I am saying here.  It is not a great feat to write
a script which runs from cron and does "if status is not zero then
download packages from this list".  Of course when '--download-only'
option  was available you did not have to write that script.




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