4.366. yum-utils

Updated yum-utils packages that fix several bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The yum-utils packages provide a collection of utilities and examples for the Yum package manager.

Bug Fixes

BZ#694188
When using the previous version of the yum-groups-manager utility, an attempt to use the "-c" (or "--config") command line option to specify an alternative configuration file failed, and the utility incorrectly used the default /etc/yum.conf file. This update adapts the underlying source code to correct this error, and yum-groups-manager now accepts alternative configuration files as expected.
BZ#699470
Prior to this update, when the yumdownloader utility failed to download a requested package, it incorrectly exited with a status of 0. With this update, yumdownloader exits with a non-zero status in these situations.
BZ#709043
Due to an error in the detection of the return value of an internal method, the previous version of the yum-builddep utility failed to exit with a non-zero exit status when it encountered an error. This update applies a patch that ensures the return value of the aforementioned method is correctly evaluated, and when an error is encountered, yum-builddep now exits with a non-zero status as expected.
BZ#713108
Previously, when a user executed the reposync utility with the "-r" (or "--repoid") command line option, the utility incorrectly used repositories that were enabled in the configuration. This update applies a patch to make sure these command line options work correctly.
BZ#734428
When using the priorities plug-in, running the "yum update" command may have incorrectly failed to offer some packages for update. This update corrects this error, and the priorities plug-in no longer prevents "yum update" from fully updating the system.
BZ#659740
Prior to this update, certain commands in the EXAMPLES sections of the repoquery(1), show-installed(1), yum-filter-data(1), yum-groups-manager(1), yum-list-data(1), and yum-verify(1) manual pages used incorrect glyphs for single quotes. Consequent to this, an attempt to copy such a command and run it on the command line failed with an error. This update ensures that all command examples now use typewriter straight single quotes as expected.
BZ#720967
Various typos in the yum-security(8) manual page have been corrected.

Enhancement

BZ#710469
Source repository patterns for Red Hat Network (RHN) have been added to the yumdownloader and yum-builddep utilities.
All users of yum-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.