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redhat updates add new prerequisites (huh?)



I see that rh72 has a perl update available.  Cool. The problem is that
it adds four new corequisites, also available as "updates".  Not cool.

Those new packages are 'not' updates to existing rh72 packages.  They're
new packages delivered in the updates tree on redhat.com.  Is there any way
to batch-mode get the new perl (and prerequisites/corequisites) installed in
a simple way ?

Other than the obvious "hey RH, that was dumb" comment, I guess I see a
limitation in rpm.
  rpm -ivh installs something new 
  rpm -Uvh upgrades something there before absolutely
  rpm -Fvh freshens something that's there before if needed only

There doesn't seem to be an option saying:
 - freshen what is there already
          and
 - install any corequisites/prerequisites needed to do the freshening

I'd like to just have one big directory of all the updates available for
rh72
at this time, and say "update everything I have installed, plus anything
else for the new updates too" without needing to absolutely specify the
rpms to update.

Is there any way to do this, assuming that I have a local CD of updates
installed/mounted and no Internet connectivity at all when doing the update
?

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