Makecache option in Yum ??

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Dear All

I just read the Yum man and noticed the makecache option. Can someone please give me a detailed explanation about it. It is not documented in the man page.
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    Yum maintains several sqlite databases. The command "yum makecache" will rebuild
    several of them.  Exactly which databases, I am not sure.
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    makecache downloads all the xml files and generates the pickle caches of them.

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    So in terms of functionality what does that mean ?
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    To speed up the installation

    It pre downloads headers, dependences list, packages.

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