yum clean as $USER ?

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Nov 23 00:28:21 UTC 2009

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Aioanei Rares wrote:

> Perhapin the light of the recent thread regarding users' permissions to 
> install packages, I have a quick question : in Rawhide I typed accidentally 
> (eg without leading sudo) the command 'yum clean all' as a simple user, and 
> it worked. Is this intended, am I overlooking something, or...?

that cleans out the local user cache for yum.

yum in about 3.2.23 started making a user cache in 
/var/tmp/yum-$username-randomchars and using that for when a user wished 
to search/list/etc transactions.

so now yum clean all, invoked as a user, cleans out that cache.


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