Download RPM Dependencies Easy Method Handy Tool

Download RPM can be done using wget or curl commands but if you want to download related dependencies then, you have to find out all the dependencies and download all of them is going to be an TDS task. Easy way to download RPM dependencies use yum command or yumdownloader.

How To Download RPM Dependencies

First step is to ensure that you have –downloadonly option enabled in yum, if your using RHEL 7 Or Centos 7 by default it enabled. If your using RHEL 6 Or Centos 6 then run below command

yum install yum-plugin-downloadonly

Now ready to download RPM with dependencies run below command

yum install --downloadonly <Package Name>

by default packages are downloaded into /var/cache/yum/x86_64/7/base/packages  if you do not provide any directory path. Simply using –downloaddir=<Directory Path> so that rpms will be downloaded to specified path

yum install --downloadonly --downloaddir=/tmp tigervnc
yum download packages

yum download packages

Sample Output

Total size: 4.7 M
Total download size: 239 k
Background downloading packages, then exiting:
tigervnc-1.8.0-5.el7.x86_64.rpm | 239 kB 00:00:00
exiting because "Download Only" specified

Another Way to Download RPMs yumdownloader

yumdownloader is the best utility to download any RPMs with all dependencies. Install yum utilities to enable yumdownloader command

yum install yum-utils

That’s it  ready to download RPMs

yumdownloader <Package Name>

above command will download rpm packages to current directory path, if you want to download other destination path then specify them using below command

yumdownloader --destidir=/tmp httpd

download rpms with all dependencies just use option –resolve

yumdownloader –resolve –destdir=/tmp httpd


-h, –help
Help; display a help message and then quit.

–destdir DIR
Specify a destination directory for the download. Defaults to the current directory.

–urls Instead of downloading RPMs, list the URLs that would be downloaded.

When downloading RPMs, resolve dependencies and also download the required packages.

Instead of downloading the binary RPMs, download the source RPMs.

Limit the query to packages of given and compatible architectures. Valid values are all architectures known to rpm/yum such as ‘i386’ and ‘src’ for source RPMS. Note that repoquery will now change yum’s “arch” to the first value in the archlist. So “–archlist=i386,i686” will change yum’s canonical arch to i386, but allow packages of i386 and i686.

Note: yumdownloader or yum install –downloadonly are completely depends an Yum repositories. If yum repositories does not have packages your searching for then you have to provide manual URL’s.

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