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how to update only installed packages?

asked 2012-09-09 17:47:34 -0600

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updated 2012-09-26 20:50:33 -0600

Unless I am mistaken, it seems that daily updates are suggested for download through package manager for programs that are not installed. Is this correct? It is a long list of packages to read through to uncheck the ones that appear not to be installed. Not to mention the soaking up of hardisk space. This occurs until a newer release is available. How do I have it weed-out the list to update only installed packages with the package manager? Did I miss a setting somewhere?

Ok, I guess my question was not specific enough. I see the Gnome Fedora 17 package updater is gnome-packagekit (GPK). I accept that "yum update" only updates installed packages, but (GPK) as I read it uses "yum, apt, conary, etc". Does GPK push other non-dependant or non-installed packages? Will I get anything different if I turn off auto-updates on GPK and use yum update periodically?

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answered 2012-09-10 02:55:55 -0600

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updated 2012-09-11 02:41:53 -0600

Yum only proposes updates to the installed packages, and its dependencies. One package can get new dependencies with a update.

You won't see/download updates for packages that are not installed in your system.

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Please run rpm -qa. It will give you a list of packages you have installed. We update packages, not applications. They are not the same thing.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-09-11 20:50:29 -0600 )edit

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