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[openFATE 305842] Provide RPM Update Server to Update All openSUSE/SLED Workstations
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  • Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 02:31:13 +0100 (CET)
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Feature added by: Scott Couston (zczc2311)

Feature #305842, revision 1, last change by
Title: Provide RPM Update Server to Update All openSUSE/SLED Workstations

openFATE: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Scott Couston (zczc2311)

*Please be Patient - This is my First FATE request* Definitions in this
Submission Workstation == Any openSUSE/SLED installation that functions
without direct server support Installation Server == Any designated PC that
holds a repository for the complete RPM's contained at time of software
Release. Update Server == Any designated PC that holds a repository(s) that
contain online update RPM's The 'Server' would be accessible by normal NFS...
et al Services currently available. Current Situation The Installation of a PC
with openSUSE/SLED requires a huge number of Online Updates a situation that
may never change whilst development continues. The Installation of openSUSE has
the ability to perform many NFS Installations at one time whilst being able to
create 1 repository server for the entire Installation RPM's for future
addition of features and groups not included in the base installation. Feature
Request Along the same notion of an NFS Installation I propose that we an
Installation Server or Other to be an Update Server which downloads ALL RPM
updates as they become available. Each Workstation then selects Online Updates
from the Update Server per chosen update check cycle period. In this way each
workstation needs only to connect with the Update Server rather than each
workstation downloading its required updates. This has the potential to cut
update traffic by the number of workstations installed on a LAN and this
weighed against the traffic of downloading ALL updates and the traffic on ALL
Online update Server Repositories and Mirrors external to the LAN. The concept
is notedly simple however this has a huge technical repercussion and link to
FATE #120340. This concept is open for addition to FATE #120340 or it can stand
alone at the discretion of Novell.DE Whilst this concept is created by the
author the technical impact/problems will require much input from Novell.De and
Suse.DE and the author.

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