Yum Package Analysis

NEW IN RELEASE 91

The Yum coordinate based matching feature provides the ability to scan and evaluate Yum package dependencies found in a yum-packages.txt file.

What is supported

Files named yum-packages.txt  (tab separated list of Yum packages) will be analyzed

What do we parse from the file?

The first two segments corresponding to name and version of the dependency are evaluated. For example:

AntTweakBar.i386                         1.14-5.el5

Integrations with Yum scanning support

  • CLI from version 91
  • Jenkins from version 3.9.20200623-110149.2e546a0
  • Bamboo from version 1.16.0

Steps to analyze using the CLI

Create yum-packages.txt file

Run the Yum list command and pipe results to a txt file.

yum list installed > yum-packages.txt

Example yum-packages.txt file 

AntTweakBar.i386                         1.14-5.el5           	installed
AGReader.i686							 1.2-6.el6				installed
389-admin.x86_64                         1.1.29-1.el5           installed

Run a scan

Invoke a CLI scan of a directory or subdirectories containing a yum-packages.txt file.  Instructions on how to do this can be found here: Nexus IQ CLI.

Output from cli

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