check: Checks for problems in installed and available packages for all enabled repositories. The command has no arguments. You can use
--disablerepo to control the repos used. Supported in Photon OS 2.0 (only).
check-local: This command resolves dependencies by using the local RPMs to help check RPMs for quality assurance before publishing them. To check RPMs with this command, you must create a local directory and place your RPMs in it. The command, which includes no options, takes the path to the local directory containing the RPMs as its argument. The command does not recursively parse directories. It checks the RPMs only in the directory that you specify. For example, after creating a directory named
/tmp/myrpms and placing your RPMs in it, you can run the following command to check them:
tdnf check-local /tmp/myrpms Checking all packages from: /tmp/myrpms Found 10 packages Check completed without issues
check-update: This command checks for updates to packages. It takes no arguments. The
tdnf list updates command performs the same function. Here is an example of the
check update command:
tdnf check-update rpm-devel.x86_64 4.11.2-8.ph1 photon yum.noarch 3.4.3-3.ph1 photon
clean: This command cleans up temporary files, data, and metadata. It takes the argument
tdnf clean all Cleaning repos: photon photon-extras photon-updates lightwave Cleaning up everything
distro-sync: This command synchronizes the machine’s RPMs with the latest version of all the packages in the repository. The following is an abridged example:
tdnf distro-sync Upgrading: zookeeper x86_64 3.4.8-2.ph1 3.38 M yum noarch 3.4.3-3.ph1 4.18 M Total installed size: 113.01 M Reinstalling: zlib-devel x86_64 1.2.8-2.ph1 244.25 k zlib x86_64 1.2.8-2.ph1 103.93 k yum-metadata-parser x86_64 1.1.4-1.ph1 57.10 k Total installed size: 1.75 G Obsoleting: tftp x86_64 5.2-3.ph1 32.99 k Total installed size: 32.99 k Is this ok [y/N]:
downgrade: This command downgrades the package that you specify as an argument to the next lower package version. The following is an example:
tdnf downgrade boost Downgrading: boost x86_64 1.56.0-2.ph1 8.20 M Total installed size: 8.20 M Is this ok [y/N]:y Downloading: boost 2591470 100% Testing transaction Running transaction Complete!
To downgrade to a version lower than the next one, you must specify it by name, epoch, version, and release, all properly hyphenated. The following is an example:
tdnf downgrade boost-1.56.0-2.ph1
erase: This command removes the package that you specify as an argument.
To remove a package, run the following command:
tdnf erase pkgname
The following is an example:
tdnf erase vim Removing: vim x86_64 7.4-4.ph1 1.94 M Total installed size: 1.94 M Is this ok [y/N]:
You can also erase multiple packages:
tdnf erase docker cloud-init
info: This command displays information about packages. It can take the name of a package. Or it can take one of the following arguments: all, available, installed, extras, obsoletes, recent, upgrades. The following are examples:
tdnf info ruby tdnf info obsoletes tdnf info upgrades
install: This command takes the name of a package as its argument. It then installs the package and its dependencies.
To install a package, run the following command:
tdnf install pkgname
The following are examples:
tdnf install kubernetes
You can also install multiple packages:
tdnf install python-curses lsof audit gettext chkconfig ntsysv bindutils wget gawk irqbalance lvm2 cifs-utils c-ares distrib-compat
list: This command lists the packages of the package that you specify as the argument. The command can take one of the following arguments: all, available, installed, extras, obsoletes, recent, upgrades.
tdnf list updates
The list of packages might be long. To more easily view it, you can concatenate it into a text file, and then open the text file in a text editor:
tdnf list all > pkgs.txt vi pkgs.txt
To list enabled repositories, run the following command:
makecache: This command updates the cached binary metadata for all known repositories. The following is an example:
tdnf makecache Refreshing metadata for: 'VMware Lightwave 1.0(x86_64)' Refreshing metadata for: 'VMware Photon Linux 1.0(x86_64)Updates' Refreshing metadata for: 'VMware Photon Extras 1.0(x86_64)' Refreshing metadata for: 'VMware Photon Linux 1.0(x86_64)' Metadata cache created.
provides: This command finds the packages that provide the package that you supply as an argument. The following is an example:
tdnf provides docker docker-1.11.0-1.ph1.x86_64 : Docker Repo : photon docker-1.11.0-1.ph1.x86_64 : Docker Repo : @System
reinstall: This command reinstalls the packages that you specify. If some packages are unavailable or not installed, the command fails. The following is an example:
tdnf reinstall docker kubernetes Reinstalling: kubernetes x86_64 1.1.8-1.ph1 152.95 M docker x86_64 1.11.0-1.ph1 57.20 M Total installed size: 210.15 M
remove: This command removes a package. When removing a package, tdnf by default also removes dependencies that are no longer used if they were was installed by tdnf as a dependency without being explicitly requested by a user. You can modify the dependency removal by changing the
clean_requirements_on_remove option in /etc/tdnf/tdnf.conf to
tdnf remove packagename
search: This command searches for the attributes of packages. The argument can be the names of packages. The following is an example:
tdnf search docker kubernetes docker : Docker docker : Docker docker-debuginfo : Debug information for package docker docker : Docker kubernetes : Kubernetes cluster management kubernetes : Kubernetes cluster management kubernetes-debuginfo : Debug information for package kubernetes kubernetes : Kubernetes cluster management
The argument of the search command can also be a keyword or a combination of keywords and packages:
tdnf search terminal bash rubygem-terminal-table : Simple, feature rich ascii table generation library ncurses : Libraries for terminal handling of character screens mingetty : A minimal getty program for virtual terminals ncurses : Libraries for terminal handling of character screens ncurses : Libraries for terminal handling of character screens bash : Bourne-Again SHell bash-lang : Additional language files for bash bash-lang : Additional language files for bash bash : Bourne-Again SHell bash-debuginfo : Debug information for package bash bash : Bourne-Again SHell bash-lang : Additional language files for bash
upgrade: This command upgrades the package or packages that you specify to an available higher version that tdnf can resolve. If the package is already the latest version, the command returns
Nothing to do. The following is an example:
tdnf upgrade boost Upgrading: boost x86_64 1.60.0-1.ph1 8.11 M Total installed size: 8.11 M Is this ok [y/N]:y Downloading: boost 2785950 100% Testing transaction Running transaction Complete!
You can also run the
upgrade command with the
refresh option to update the cached metadata with the latest information from the repositories. The following example refreshes the metadata and then checks for a new version of tdnf but does not find one, so tdnf takes no action:
tdnf upgrade tdnf --refresh Refreshing metadata for: 'VMware Lightwave 1.0(x86_64)' Refreshing metadata for: 'VMware Photon Linux 1.0(x86_64)Updates' Refreshing metadata for: 'VMware Photon Extras 1.0(x86_64)' Refreshing metadata for: 'VMware Photon Linux 1.0(x86_64)' Nothing to do.
upgrade-to: This command upgrades to the version of the package that you specify. EThe following is an example:
tdnf upgrade-to ruby2.3
The commands and options of tdnf are a subset of those of dnf. For more help with
tdnf commands, see the DNF documentation.