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I know, running command yum update package_name will list all the package that will install or update along with main package. I want to know if their is any other way we can find the same result and not use yum update or install.

Thanks

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Try with:

yum check-update package_name

Implemented so you could know if your machine had any updates that needed to be applied without running it interactively.

You can run it without package_name and it will show the list of all available updates.

yum check-update

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yum has been designed specifically to handle such tasks. I'm not sure why would you try to avoid it, since it's pretty good package manager.

You can list all outdated packages with:

yum list updates 

You can update packages with:

yum -y update

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