Newbie Warnng! : Fedora Core Offline Updates

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Sat Jul 19 18:30:47 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 07:49:09 -0700,
  stan <goedigi89__e at> wrote:
> I haven't used rsync and perhaps it does this automatically, but you can 
> also use wget with a list of packages that you have installed, set to 
> only update files that have changed.  Point it to a specific mirror that 
> you know is fast and run it every night.  You could then burn the 
> resulting changes to a DVD and use sneaker net to put it into the yum 
> cache on the machine you are running in isolated mode.  Then you would 
> just run yum update as normal and the updates would occur.

That isn't going to work very well. Without the repo metadata yum isn't
going to work and when some new dependencies are introduced your rpm
upgrades are going to fail.

It's really going to be easier to just get a copy of the whole repositories
for the architectures you need. The everything repository doesn't change
so you only need to get that one once.

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