Whenever I use yum to install something it lists the same packages like this:

Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
adobe-linux-x86_64                                                                         |  951 B  00:00:00     
bumblebee                                                                                  | 2.9 kB  00:00:00     
chromium-el6                                                                               | 1.9 kB  00:00:00     
churchyard-chromium-russianfedora-tested                                                   | 3.0 kB  00:00:00     

Except up to 10 packages. What purpose does this serve and can I disable it?


That is a list of the repositories that yum is currently using. You can get a description of each using:

$ yum repolist

You can remove this by lowering the debug level of yum:

$ yum -d 1 install <a package>

To make it permanent, find debuglevel in /etc/yum.conf and set it to 1 (I believe the default is 2). If you do this, you may miss important information. If you believe that you've missed something, you can temporarily run yum with a higher debug level using yum -d 2 install <a package>.

  • Ah thanks, is there a way to turn this off? It's pretty annoying seeing it every time I want to install something. – user92419 Nov 21 '14 at 21:14
  • I edited the answer... :-) – garethTheRed Nov 21 '14 at 21:36

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