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RE: How to get RPMs without up2date?



At 01:33 PM 2/20/2004, Hamilton Andrew wrote:

>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...".

Yes, that's more or less what I do now.  Except I used wget instead of up2date.  The real questions is: How do we get RPMs without the use of up2date?

Why do this?  Because up2date is a functionally delinquent application. It is incomplete and inefficient.

One can not download past or specific RPMs, or event all RPMs, for/from a given channel.




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