I believe the answer is no, and I understand the security implications, but I just want to make sure I am not crazy. It's hard to believe no one has asked this before, but I haven't been able to find it.


A package can depend on another package which happens to install a repo file, such as epel-release, but it will not actually be used during that run of yum because it hasn't been installed yet.

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    This. Note that other package management systems (like apt on Debian) can do the same, for example the google-chrome-stable package adds the Google repo for updates, etc to Chrome. – ivanivan May 14 at 18:54

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