Need more information regarding 'cost' option of /etc/yum.conf file

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Need additional information regarding to the cost option of /etc/yum.conf file such as

  • What is cost option of yum.conf?
  • How is it useful?
  • How to use it in /etc/yum.conf or in /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo files?
  • When was it introduced?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x and later

  • yum-3.2.*

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