Tuesday, February 24, 2009

download rpm using yum, but do not install, --downloadonly doesn't download,

Yum can be used to download(only) suitable rpm and its dependencies.
Yum downloadonly plugin is required to download rpms without installing them.
First, install downloadonly plugins using the command:

# yum install yum-downloadonly

Now you can download any rpm without installing. For example to download tomcat5-webapps & its all dependencies in current directory ( . ), I have used the following command:

#yum install --downloadonly --downloaddir . tomcat5-admin-webapps tomcat5-webapps

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