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Does yum list command get data from the yum repository or from the redhat page via internet?

Back ground:

I have updated yum repository for httpd only (x86_64 with updated httpd rpm)

createrepo -update /repository/yum/x86_64

Then I have reverted the original repository file

createrepo -update /repository/yum/x86_64_20170116

when I check the httpd ver of x86_64_20170116 the httpd version is outdated(original state)

ll x86_64_20170116/Packages/ httpd*

however, when I enter below commands, the httpd version is up to date

yum list available | grep httpd

Could someone please shed some light on this?

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    Did you do a yum update before the yum list? – Zumo de Vidrio Jan 16 '17 at 12:46
  • Sorry Zumo, i DID do yun update for httpd(download only) but downloaded to a specific folder first, then I have taken backup of the current repository, then recreated repository with the httpd ver. – lisa Jan 17 '17 at 0:23
  • # yum update httpd --downloadonly --downloaddir=/home/yumupdate/20170116/ httpd # cd /repository/yum/ # cp -rp x86_64/ x86_64_20170116 # cp /home/yumupdate/20170116/*.rpm /yum/repository/x86_64/Packages/. # createrepo -update /repository/yum/x86_64 – lisa Jan 17 '17 at 0:25
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By default 'yum list' without any options will list all packages in all the repositories and all the packages installed on your system. Note: 'yum list all' and 'yum list' give the same output.

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thanks guys,

the parent server goes out to fetch data from redhat repo with "yum list" command. it also has the local repo.

when i punched "yum list" command on the child server, it went to fetch the data from the local repo stored in the parent server.

this Q was probably too basic ... thank you all again for your time and support.

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