urpmi.files - files used by the urpmi tools
The urpmi tools (urpmi, urpme, urpmi.addmedia, urpmi.update, etc.) use several different files to store the state of the RPM repositories (or media). This manual page documents them.
Contains information about all known packages.
Contains media descriptions. See urpmi.cfg(5).
Contains proxy descriptions for http and ftp media. See proxy.cfg(5).
Contains the descriptions of parallel aliases,
one per line.
Their general format is <alias>:<interface[(media)]>:<interface_parameter> where <alias> is a symbolic name to identify the parallel alias,
<interface> is one of the parallel install methods (can be ka-run or ssh),
<media> is a media list (as given to the --media parameter),
and finally <interface_parameter> is a specific interface parameter list like
-c ssh -m node1 -m node2 for ka-run extension or
node1:node2 (list of node hostnames) for ssh extension.
The list of packages that should not be automatically updated when using --auto-select. It contains one package expression per line; either a package name, or a regular expression (if enclosed in slashes /) to match the name of packages against. (Actually, it's matched against the full name of the package, which has the form name-version-release.arch.)
The list of packages that should be installed instead of updated. It has the same format as the skip.list.
The list of packages that should be preferred (useful for choices with --auto). It contains one package expression per line; either a package name, or a regular expression (if enclosed in slashes /) to match the name of packages against.
Vendor specific version of similar to prefer.list.
This file is handled by urpmi: when adding a media from an URL containing a password, urpmi will remove the password from the URL written into urpmi.cfg and write it in this file.
Contains the name of the packages that were selected indirectly,
ie not requested by user (eg: libxxxN).
It is used to detect orphans (try
urpme --auto-orphans and see).
The format of the file is: one package name per line, or optionally "xxx (required by ...)"