Last modified 9 years ago Last modified on 10/26/07 22:45:04


0.0.3 released on 27 Oct, 07
It provides system-install-yumpacks for easily installing or updating from Yum-Packs and a repository manager.


Opyum is an application designed to enable users, who do not have a good network (eg., Internet) connection at their ready disposal, to easily install new packages or update existing ones through the conventional package management system available in Fedora. It is a GUI utility written in Python based on the existing Pirut interface and modules.


Right now it does two things:

  • Profile management -- export, import and deletion of profiles.
  • Creating Yum-Packs.
  • Installing and updating from Yum-Packs.


Profiles are a representation of a machine's rpmdb usually located at /var/lib/rpm. When we export a profile, we create a Tar archive containing the /var/lib/rpm of our local system. Importing a profile causes us to extract the contents of /var/lib/rpm of the system whose rpmdb had been exported into the archive.

Yum-Packs are a collection of all the packages that the user intends to install and their associated dependencies.

The profile and Yum-Pack are currently represented as non-compressed tarballs.

User Guide

Since most of the looks and behaviour are similar to that in Pirut, we shall only highlight the differences here.

Starting Off

Opyum can be invoked from the binary named 'opyum'.

$ opyum


At start-up you shall be presented with the Profile Manager dialog. To proceed further you would need to select a profile to work on. You can import a new one if you do not have any. If you wish to use the profile of your local Fedora installation on a foreign machine, you may export your profile.

Please note
* An exported profile of the local machine can be imported on it too.
* Make sure that you do not have two similarly named profiles.

The Menus



The 'File' menu provides you with the option to export or import new profiles, while the 'Edit' menu can be used to access the Profile Manager or Repository Manager dialogs. The rest of the menus are similar to what we have in Pirut.

Exporting The Profile

There are two ways you can start off-- File->Export Profile or Edit->Profiles->Export.


You need to specify the name and location of the file to which you want to export the profile in order to proceed.


Importing A Profile

There are two ways you can start off-- File->Import Profile or Edit->Profiles->Import.


You need to specify the name and location of the file from which you want to import the profile in order to proceed.


Managing Different Profiles

The Profile Manager is reachable from Edit->Profiles.


This allows you to select the current profile that you would be working with, export or import a profile, and delete an existing profile.

Creating A Yum-Pack

Creating a Yum-Pack is very similar to the way we install or update packages using Pirut. Just select all the packages that you want to install or update and click the Apply button or go to File->Apply in the main application window.


After having navigated through the usual click stream you would need to provide the name and location where the Yum-Pack would be saved.