This solution may or may not work for you depending on what you want to do, but it may give you some other ideas. I do something like this because I have servers that don't ever connect to the internet and they have to updated as well.
I have up2date configured to save the rpms after the install, I do an up2date -u via a cronjob, which works just fine. I then have the job move the newly installed rpms into a repository that is then transferred into my interior nework. I then have jobs that update my interior hosts, and I never lift a finger. You might get some use out of that and you might not or as they say "your mileage may vary...".
From: Bob Gorman [mailto:bob rsi com]
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 1:08 PM
To: redhat-list redhat com
Subject: Re: How to get RPMs without up2date?
>One alternative is to use "current" on a Redhat 7.2 system
>and then do a download from a Redhat mirror site for
>all the channels you want.
The question is how to automatically get RPMs for RHEL, from RedHat, without using the up2date utility.
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