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Re: [Linux-cluster] Any other way to install latest patches on RHEL if there's no access to Internet



--- Eric Williams <eric williams redhat com> wrote:

> Excerpts from sunhux G's message of Mon Jul 28
> 02:58:04 +0100 2008:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > 
> > If our RHEL servers (Ver 4.6 on Sun X platforms)
> do not
> > have access to Internet, I suppose it's not
> possible for us
> > to use up2date (or yum) to install latest patches.
> > 
> 
> About 90% true; there are workarounds:
> 
>  http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_103_10415.shtm
> 
> There's a similar procedure for up2date, but it's no
> longer in the kbase.
> Both procedures only get you updated to the release
> on the media you've
> downloaded, though, and do not inlcude the errata.
> 
> > Is there any other way of getting the latest
> Redhat patches
> > installed?
> > 
> 
> Have you looked at RHN Proxy?
>
https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/help/proxy/rhn420/en/ch-example-topologies.jsp#s1-example-topologies-simple
> 
> > Can we get the current installed patches on our
> servers &
> > then compare it against the latest list in Redhat,
> download
> > manually to a thumb drive & then install?
> > 
> 
> Red Hat offers RHN Satellite and Proxy for this
> particular usage profile. 
> Other ways would probably work, but seem like a lot
> of trouble.  So if
> you're time isn't important to you, check out
> yum-downloader in the
> yum-utils package, plus the RHN API documentation. 
> You may be able to
> script something.

the script is already done : mrepo
http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/mrepo/

work great in rhel4, in rhel5 use to have a problem
with rhnlib and don't know if it fixed in cvs


cu
roger


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