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Old 07-19-2008, 06:05 AM
Ric Moore
 
Default Newbie Warnng! : Fedora Core Offline Updates

On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 13:57 +0800, Robert Bernabe wrote:
> sorry..i changed the subject and I thought that would be enough to
> change the thread...didn't know an entirely new email had to be
> done...will resend...sorry..really didn't know that the thread would be
> picked up even when the subject is changed...
>
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 12:10 +0800, Robert Bernabe wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >> Many thanks in advance. We are investigating Fedora Core right now
> >> and one of the concerns is that the FC system will not be connected (or
> >> allowed to connect to the internet). All updates will have to be done
> >> offline. Is there a central place to check for updates to download for
> >> offline installation? Is there a compiled tar file for this anywhere?
> >> We are trying to google right now and just thought to ask...if the
> >> answer here is RTFM then I'm sorry.
> >>
> >
> > Rule 1 about asking questions on Internet mailing lists:
> >
> > Do Not Hijack Threads!
> >
> > You simply replied to some random message that has nothing to do with
> > your topic, instead of starting a new message on your chosen subject.
> > You'll get a lot more cooperation if you understand that this annoys a
> > lot of people a great deal.
> >
> > Thank you for your cooperation.

And, for the love of the Almighty, don't top post either. Ric
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:30 PM
Bruno Wolff III
 
Default Newbie Warnng! : Fedora Core Offline Updates

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 07:49:09 -0700,
stan <goedigi89__e@cox.net> wrote:
> I haven't used rsync and perhaps it does this automatically, but you can
> also use wget with a list of packages that you have installed, set to
> only update files that have changed. Point it to a specific mirror that
> you know is fast and run it every night. You could then burn the
> resulting changes to a DVD and use sneaker net to put it into the yum
> cache on the machine you are running in isolated mode. Then you would
> just run yum update as normal and the updates would occur.

That isn't going to work very well. Without the repo metadata yum isn't
going to work and when some new dependencies are introduced your rpm
upgrades are going to fail.

It's really going to be easier to just get a copy of the whole repositories
for the architectures you need. The everything repository doesn't change
so you only need to get that one once.

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