Re: Can I install Yum and repos?
- From: Dag Wieers <dag@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 00:41:39 +0100 (CET)
On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Ed Wilts wrote:
On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:24:12PM +0100, Dag Wieers wrote:
Actually, with Yam you can download updates from RHN just as you can do
with up2date. It has some functionality to download for different
distributions/architectures and provide those centrally inside a company's
Dag did not say so, but I expect you'll still need to have a RHN
subscription. The reason many people want yum/yam access is to avoid
the subscription costs.
Hmm, most companies, I know, that require something like Yam is because
they cannot connect their servers to the Internet for the sake of having
them updated and they want to control the updates that are being made
And the Red Hat Satellite offering is just too expensive as they do not
need all the functionality that is offered. Most of those big companies
have other software that takes care of procurement and change/update
management of their server farm.
If it really was to avoid the subscription cost, CentOS would have been
the obvious choice. They're using RHEL because they require the technical
support and assistance and someone to blame in case of emergency.
The companies I did contract work for all had more licenses than they had
servers running, but none of these were actually registered to RHN because
of security policies. (Banks, hospitals, government agencies, ...)
And to be honest, if I were them I would have expected a solution for such
a scenario that was free (in every meaning of the word).
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[all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]
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