[TriLUG] Mandrake URPMI question
lovelace at wayfarer.org
Mon Apr 19 23:39:57 EDT 2004
Brian Weaver said the following on 4/19/04 6:07 PM:
> Hi All,
> I've got a question about the Mandrake urpmi utility. I'm pretty
> familiar with yum and it has the ability to let me know what packages
> need to be udpated with the command:
> yum check-update
> Does anyone know of a way to do the same thing with urpmi? I know I can
> do a 'urpmi --auto-select', but this will actually install the packages.
> I want to know what, if any packages need to be update but I DO NOT want
> the update to occur.
> Any Suggestions?
I'd suggest trying out urpmc (do "urpmi uprmc").
urpmc will show you the changelogs of the rpms that
need to be updated. Not only will this tell you what
needs to be updated, but it will tell you what has
been changed in the rpm (according to the changelog).
urpmc is in Mandrake contrib.
Alternatively, urpmi won't automatically install when
you say "urpmi --update --auto-select" (after doing
"urpmi.update -a" to make sure the hdlist is up to
date, of course). It will ask you before even downloading
if you want to install the list of updates (which it shows
you). You can always say "n".
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