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Thierry Vignaud

NAME

urpmi.files - files used by the urpmi tools

DESCRIPTION

The urpmi tools (urpmi, urpme, urpmi.addmedia, urpmi.update, etc.) use several different files to store the state of the RPM repositories (or media). This manual page documents them.

FILES

/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.<media_name>.cz

Contains information about all known packages.

/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg

Contains media descriptions. See urpmi.cfg(5).

/etc/urpmi/proxy.cfg

Contains proxy descriptions for http and ftp media. See proxy.cfg(5).

/etc/urpmi/parallel.cfg

Contains the descriptions of parallel aliases, one per line. Their general format is <alias>:<interface[(media)]>:<interface_parameter> where <alias> is a symbolic name to identify the parallel alias, <interface> is one of the parallel install methods (can be ka-run or ssh), <media> is a media list (as given to the --media parameter), and finally <interface_parameter> is a specific interface parameter list like -c ssh -m node1 -m node2 for ka-run extension or node1:node2 (list of node hostnames) for ssh extension.

/etc/urpmi/skip.list

The list of packages that should not be automatically updated when using --auto-select. It contains one package expression per line; either a package name, or a regular expression (if enclosed in slashes /) to match the name of packages against. (Actually, it's matched against the full name of the package, which has the form name-version-release.arch.)

/etc/urpmi/inst.list

The list of packages that should be installed instead of updated. It has the same format as the skip.list.

/etc/urpmi/prefer.list

The list of packages that should be preferred (useful for choices with --auto). It contains one package expression per line; either a package name, or a regular expression (if enclosed in slashes /) to match the name of packages against.

/etc/urpmi/prefer.vendor.list

Vendor specific version of similar to prefer.list.

/etc/urpmi/netrc

This file is handled by urpmi: when adding a media from an URL containing a password, urpmi will remove the password from the URL written into urpmi.cfg and write it in this file.

/var/lib/rpm/installed-through-deps.list

Contains the name of the packages that were selected indirectly, ie not requested by user (eg: libxxxN). It is used to detect orphans (try urpme --auto-orphans and see).

The format of the file is: one package name per line, or optionally "xxx (required by ...)"

SEE ALSO

urpmi.cfg(5), proxy.cfg(5).