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-- Introduction --

Yum-utils is a collection of utilities, plugins and examples related to
the yum package manager. 

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If you encounter any problems using these utilities feel free to send 
an e-mail to the yum mailing list: 
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https://lists.linux.duke.edu/mailman/listinfo/yum

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If you have created an utility related to yum and you'd like to look
into getting it included into this set please e-mail the yum-devel 
mailing list:
https://lists.linux.duke.edu/mailman/listinfo/yum-devel


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-- Description of the utilities --

package-cleanup: 
Check for unneeded packages and dependency problems in the system.

repoclosure:
Check for dependency problems in repositories.

repomanage:
Look up oldest or newest packages in a directory. Can be used for cleaning
up repositories for example.

repoquery:
Query packages and groups in repositories similarly to rpmquery.

repo-rss:
Generate RSS feed from repositories.

yum-builddep:
Install build dependencies of source RPMS.

yumdownloader:
Download packages (and optionally their dependencies) to arbitrary 
directories without installing them.

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reposync:
poor-man's rsync for yum repositories. Uses the yum download mechanisms to
synchronize a remote repository to a local directory

repotrack:
allows you to track only certain packages and their dependencies from a
remote repository. Useful if you only want a few things out of another
repository.

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-- Authors --

Various people have made a contribution to this collection:

- Gijs Hollestelle
Maintainer of yum-utils, author of yumdownloader and package-cleanup 

- Seth Vidal
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Maintainer of yum, author of repoclosure, repomanage and repo-rss
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- Panu Matilainen 
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Author of repoquery, yum-builddep
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- Sean Dilda
Author of the update on boot init scripts