Re: yum and/or yumex package updateing?

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William Case wrote:
Hi David and Dan;

I appreciate your suggestions; but I kind of wanted to use yumex as a
specialized browser.  Changing the preferences just delays the
inevitable while pup only gives me the updates.
On Wed, 2006-19-04 at 00:44 +1000, David Timms wrote:
William Case wrote:
Hi; a new feature suggestion?

Is there a way that yumex can be setup so that it doesn't update every
time I open it?  I would like to be able to use it, particularly yumex,
to look at what packages I have, what's available and what I might want
to remove.  Every time I flip in and out of those lists I don't need an

I am not sure how to do this without losing the security of getting the
very latest updates?  Maybe a right or centre mouse click or a special
accelerator key?
If you are on FC5 - try pup (for updates - it lists updates and waits for your approval) / pirut (see list view, then check installed or not installed at the top).

I was trying to avoid things like the following: Add a new program;
close yum; then say to myself; "Did I download the gui that goes with
it?  Or, oh yea, I wanted that other program too."  My headers have just
been updated; I just want to go back to where I was.  Even if I miss a
new upgrade, I'll catch it later.

Regards Bill

You can use commandline yum with the -C switch to attempt to run entirely from cache; if it doesn't have something cached it will get it from the internet though, if it can.

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