downloading fc7 updates manually?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Tue Nov 6 22:00:41 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 19:07 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Dave Burns wrote:
> > I'd like to download all the rpms of security updates to fc7 since the
> > release. I will be using a machine running fc6, so "yum -y update"
> > won't actually do it.
> > 
> > If getting just the security updates is hard, I'd settle for getting
> > all the updates.
> > 
> > If for some reason getting the updates is hard, I guess I will have to
> > try to make a private mirror of the repository. That's a bit more
> > elaborate than I really need, but at least it has been discussed
> > recently on the list.
> > 
> > How should I choose a repository to get stuff from? Usually I just let
> > yum do it, and I don't know what's going on under the hood. Is there
> > some FAQ or howto I should look at? I tried googling and poking
> > around, found the basic release rpms at, but can't figure
> > out where updates come from. Must be overlooking something obvious.
> apt-get, on Debian, has the "--print-uris" switch just for this purpose. 
> It prints a list of URIs for the packages needed to bring _this_ box up 
> to date, then you can take that list to someplace else and shove into wget.
> You might request it as an enhancement to yum.

I dunno, wget will not update just the newly created parts, as Presto
does. I wish smart would catch up to this as I much prefer it to overall
general front-end use. Presto be WAY cool IMHO. Ric

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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