RE: How to get RPMs without up2date?

From: Hamilton Andrew (
Date: 02/20/04

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    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...".



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Bob Gorman []
    Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 1:08 PM
    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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