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Re: [suse-security] Online Update
  • From: Marcel Ritter <Marcel.Ritter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 13:51:41 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0201291347160.1713-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, Markus Gaugusch wrote:

> Does/will Yast online update support HTTP (or at least http proxy)?
> As ftp is a weird protocol anyway, I don't think it should be used so
> much, especially for important things like updates. I have some servers
> behind an MS Proxy Server and can't use online update, because yast
> doesn't support any proxy, and socksify + bouncer on a machine with MS
> Proxy client installed doesn't work, too (http/ssh works thoug).
> And once again, why is YOU not half as cool as apt-get ??

Perhaps you want to set up your own apt server for your favourite RPMs?
As you said apt-get supports http (with/without proxy) and was ported to
support RPM packages by conectiva.

There is a project at sf, that makes setup of an apt server quite easy.
Feel free to have a look at:

... and join the apt4rpm club. It really rocks :-)

> thanks
> Markus


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