yum – dump all yum repos configuration directives

Per the man page, the yum-config-manager is “a program that can manage main yum configuration options, toggle which repositories are enabled or disabled, and add new repositories.” The details on how to use the command is in the Official Redhat documentation.

One feature that the man page does not list is how you can use the yum-config-manager to display the yum repo configuration sections/directives and options. Not only can you use it to just show the configuration in your system, but it can also help you with displaying all the options supported by yum configuration. It might be useful for scripting as well.

Installation – identify the package name:

yum whatprovides */yum-config-manager

Install package –

yum install yum-utils

Once the package is installed, the command yum-config-manager should be available –

[root@kauai /tmp]# which yum-config-manager
/usr/bin/yum-config-manager

Running yum-config-manager will dump a list of all repositories in the server, and for each repository it will list all directives, including the hidden ones.

Below is just a the truncated version of the output, the output is much more longer depending on the number of yum repositories in your system –

[root@kauai /tmp]# yum-config-manager
===================================== main =====================================
[main]
alwaysprompt = True
assumeno = False
assumeyes = False
bandwidth = 0
bugtracker_url = http://bugs.centos.org/set_project.php?project_id=19&ref=http://bugs.centos.org/bug_report_page.php?category=yum
cache = 0
cachedir = /var/cache/yum/x86_64/6
clean_requirements_on_remove = False
color = auto
color_list_available_downgrade = dim,cyan
color_list_available_install = normal
color_list_available_reinstall = bold,underline,green
color_list_available_upgrade = bold,blue
color_list_installed_extra = bold,red
color_list_installed_newer = bold,yellow
color_list_installed_older = bold
color_list_installed_reinstall = normal
color_search_match = bold
color_update_installed = normal
color_update_local = bold
color_update_remote = normal
commands = 
debuglevel = 2
depsolve_loop_limit = 100
diskspacecheck = True
distroverpkg = centos-release
downloaddir = 
downloadonly = 
enable_group_conditionals = True
enabled = True
enablegroups = True
errorlevel = 2
exactarch = True
exactarchlist = 
exclude = 
exit_on_lock = False
failovermethod = priority
ftp_disable_epsv = False
gaftonmode = False
gpgcheck = True
group_package_types = mandatory,
   default
groupremove_leaf_only = False
history_list_view = users
history_record = True
history_record_packages = yum,
   rpm
http_caching = all
installonly_limit = 5
installonlypkgs = kernel,
   kernel-bigmem,
   installonlypkg(kernel-module),
   installonlypkg(vm),
   kernel-enterprise,
   kernel-smp,
   kernel-debug,
   kernel-unsupported,
   kernel-source,
   kernel-devel,
   kernel-PAE,
   kernel-PAE-debug
installroot = /
keepalive = True
keepcache = False
kernelpkgnames = kernel,
   kernel-smp,
   kernel-enterprise,
   kernel-bigmem,
   kernel-BOOT,
   kernel-PAE,
   kernel-PAE-debug
loadts_ignoremissing = False
loadts_ignorerpm = False
localpkg_gpgcheck = False
logfile = /var/log/yum.log
mdpolicy = group:primary
metadata_expire = 21600
mirrorlist_expire = 86400
multilib_policy = best
obsoletes = True
overwrite_groups = False
password = 
persistdir = /var/lib/yum
pluginconfpath = /etc/yum/pluginconf.d
pluginpath = /usr/share/yum-plugins,
   /usr/lib/yum-plugins
plugins = True
progess_obj = 
protected_multilib = True
protected_packages = yum
proxy = False
proxy_password = 
proxy_username = 
query_install_excludes = False
recent = 7
recheck_installed_requires = True
repo_gpgcheck = False
reposdir = /etc/yum/repos.d,
   /etc/yum.repos.d
reset_nice = True
retries = 10
rpm_check_debug = True
rpmverbosity = info
showdupesfromrepos = False
skip_broken = False
ssl_check_cert_permissions = True
sslcacert = 
sslclientcert = 
sslclientkey = 
sslverify = True
syslog_device = /dev/log
syslog_facility = LOG_USER
syslog_ident = 
throttle = 0
timeout = 30.0
tolerant = True
tsflags = 
username = 
================================== repo: base ==================================
[base]
bandwidth = 0
base_persistdir = /var/lib/yum/repos/x86_64/6
baseurl = 
cache = 0
cachedir = /var/cache/yum/x86_64/6/base
cost = 1000
enabled = True
enablegroups = True
exclude = 
failovermethod = priority
ftp_disable_epsv = False
gpgcadir = /var/lib/yum/repos/x86_64/6/base/gpgcadir
gpgcakey = 
gpgcheck = True
gpgdir = /var/lib/yum/repos/x86_64/6/base/gpgdir
gpgkey = file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
hdrdir = /var/cache/yum/x86_64/6/base/headers
http_caching = all
includepkgs = 
keepalive = True
mdpolicy = group:primary
mediaid = 
metadata_expire = 21600
metalink = 
mirrorlist = http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=x86_64&repo=os&infra=stock
mirrorlist_expire = 86400
name = CentOS-6 - Base
old_base_cache_dir = 
password = 
persistdir = /var/lib/yum/repos/x86_64/6/base
pkgdir = /var/cache/yum/x86_64/6/base/packages
proxy = False
proxy_dict = 
proxy_password = 
proxy_username = 
repo_gpgcheck = False
retries = 10
skip_if_unavailable = False
ssl_check_cert_permissions = True
sslcacert = 
sslclientcert = 
sslclientkey = 
sslverify = True
throttle = 0
timeout = 30.0
username = 

References –

Redhat official documentation

Be Sociable, Share!