Updated yum-utils packages that fix four bugs and add three enhancements 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.
Prior to this update, The reposync utility wrongly set the exit code "0" if a package was not downloaded. This update modifies the underlying code so that reposync now sets the exit code "1" if a package is either not correctly signed or fails to download.
Prior to this update, the yumdownloader tool tried to download a package from all repositores that provided that particular package. As a result, after the first download a message was displayed that the file already existed. This update modifies the yumdownloader so that duplicated download attempts are now avoided.
Prior to this update, the yum-debug-restore tool recognized only that the latest version of a package was installed. As a consequence, older kernel packages were not restored. This update adds support for "installonly" packages, so the whole set of installed kernel packages is restored.
Prior to this update, the man page for the package-cleanup tool did not mention the changed semantics of the "--count" option. This update modifies the man page so that the "--count" option is now correctly documented.
Prior to this update, yum could not list the dependencies and the already installed packages in the repositories that satisfy these dependencies. This update adds the "show-changed-rco" command to give a compact description of the changes to Requires, Conflicts, and Obsoletes data from installed or old files.
Prior to this update, the repodiff tool only compared packages based on their name. This update adds the "--compare-arch" option to the repodiff tool to compare also the architecture.
Prior to this update, the package-cleanup tool did not correctly handle kernel-PAE and kernel-xen packages. This update adds support for kernel-PAE and kernel-xen packages.
All users of yum-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.