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Re: [SLE] Updating stand alone system without an Internet cnx
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 02:48:34 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0604130243510.31399@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Tuesday 2006-04-04 at 10:25 +0200, Hylton Conacher(ZR1HPC) wrote:

> How does Linux determine what updates are available for a system, does it
> check the installed software and patches, or is this unique key generated and
> stored on the system?

No key, it is a database. Read everything about "rpm".

Hint: /var/lib/YaST2/you/mnt/i386/update/{suse_version}/patches/


> I illustrate with an example below:
>
> PC 1 = no internet connection, unable to be networked
> PC 2 = internet connection enabled, able to be networked

Create a patch CD on a machine with network connection, and use it to
update any other machine you want. Roughly it means duplicating the ftp
update server directory structure.

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Cheers,
Carlos Robinson

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