Re: updating redhat systems in a secure environment?
From: Jean-David Beyer (jdbeyer_at_exit109.com)
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 20:25:09 -0400
Michael Heiming wrote (in part):
> In comp.os.linux.misc Jean-David Beyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> For the part you describe:
>>>> On the closed room system run an rpm -qa and grab the output. Write
>>>> a script that finds all of the packages installed, compares their
>>>> versions with with the showall output and then installs the later
>>>> versions, possibly doing a recursive dependency check before hand.
>> why not put the CD-ROM in the drive, mount it, get root permission,
>> change into the appropriate directory on the CD-ROM, and just run
>> rpm -Fvh *.rpm
> The problem with this theory, there are often additional packages needed
> to get this working, needing some fiddling.
What theory? That is how the particular RPM flag is supposed to work.
Are you implying that there are bugs in that part of RPM?
Or are you simply saying that if it tries to refresh a package, that now
requires dependencies not formerly required, it will load those as well?
Because that is how it is supposed to work. The only fiddling that might be
required is if you did not download all the new RPMs, and you needed some
you did not download.
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