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how to get url download of an installed package

asked 2018-05-11 08:37:40 -0500

thirtyminutestosignup gravatar image

updated 2018-05-11 08:38:54 -0500

Hi, I need of to get a url download of an installed package. But look:

root# dnf list --installed zsh
Installed packages
zsh.x86_64                 5.4.1-2.fc27                        @updates
root# rpm -q zsh
root# dnf download --url zsh
root# dnf download --url zsh-5.4.1-2
Nessun pacchetto zsh-5.4.1-2 disponibile.
root# dnf download --url zsh-5.4.1-3
Nessun pacchetto zsh-5.4.1-3 disponibile.
Uscita a causa delle impostazioni restrittive.
Errore: Nessun pacchetto zsh-5.4.1-3 disponibile.
root# dnf download --url zsh-5.4.1-3.fc27
root# dnf download --url zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27
Nessun pacchetto zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27 disponibile.
Uscita a causa delle impostazioni restrittive.
Errore: Nessun pacchetto zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27 disponibile.

I just want the download URL of zsh-5.4.1-2 not the 5.4.1-1 and not 5.4.1-3

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answered 2018-05-11 09:13:01 -0500

ed209 gravatar image

Some hypotheses:

1) As the current zsh package available for F27 has actually version 1-3, it's not available into repos anymore.

2) Try to clean cache with dnf clean all and recreate it

3) The restriction is maybe due to selinux?

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  1. I dont' understand why the version 1 is available but not the version 2
  2. cache cleaned nothing was changed
  3. no, the restriction means error under /var/log/dnf.log it's a python error... the exception is the follwoing: dnf.exceptions.PackageNotFoundError: Nessun pacchetto zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27 disponibile. that means package not available.
thirtyminutestosignup gravatar imagethirtyminutestosignup ( 2018-05-11 10:30:15 -0500 )edit

Wait. I don't see any reference to a 1-1 version in your report. Only to 1-2 and 1-3. What I have checked is that in the repo you quoted there is no zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27, as I suspected before, but only zsh-5.4.1-3.fc27.x8664.rpm

So dnf refers only to that particular mirror.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-05-11 17:39:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-05-11 09:47:00 -0500

villykruse gravatar image

updated 2018-05-11 12:05:45 -0500

try this koji web site for old builds of zsh. You may be luck to find what you are looking for.

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I don't think it's an old packages because the previous versione of the same package is available. Look:

# dnf download --url zsh-5.4.1-1.fc27                                        
# dnf download --url zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27
Nessun pacchetto zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27 disponibile.
# dnf download --url zsh-5.4.1-3.fc27
thirtyminutestosignup gravatar imagethirtyminutestosignup ( 2018-05-11 10:25:54 -0500 )edit

As a tip: Precede your command by LC_ALL-C and you will get th original English messages.

$ LC_ALL=C dnf download --url zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27
Last metadata expiration check: 0:02:44 ago on Fri May 11 19:03:37 2018.
No package zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27 available.
Exiting due to strict setting.
Error: No package zsh-5.4.1-2.fc27 available.
villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-05-11 12:10:17 -0500 )edit

Thank you so much, this is really useful for both.

thirtyminutestosignup gravatar imagethirtyminutestosignup ( 2018-05-11 13:54:10 -0500 )edit

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