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    Default how to get downloaded packages from repositories ?

    Hello,

    I have a pc (A) connected to internet and another one with no connection (B).
    Both of them with opensuse11.0, and I would like to update both machine.

    I came with a solution:
    1/- Update (A) /install new packages from the repositories .
    2/- Burn all the downloaded RPMs packages on a DVD/CD
    3/- Bring the burned DVD to (B) and use Yast to add this DVD as repository and then apply the same changes as (A)

    My problem is with the step 2/. How to ????

    Any help will be appreciate.

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    Default Re: how to get downloaded packages from repositories ?

    On 07/02/2008 hotus wrote:
    > My problem is with the step 2/. How to ????


    What exactly? "Burning downloaded files" sounds rather trivial to me.
    What is the reason to not temporarily connect the other machine to the internet?

    Uwe

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    Default Re: how to get downloaded packages from repositories ?

    why not try a proxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoyang View Post
    why not try a proxy
    cuz' they are not on the same physical location, and internet is not reachable from (B)'s location.

    Anyway, I know how to burn things, it's not the deal. I made the comparison with "apt" where you can find all the "debs" packages retrieved at "/var/cache/apt/archive/...". Want to know if there is a similar location on openSuse where someone can have all the "RPMs" and can copy them somewhere else.

    Am i clear now?

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    Default Re: how to get downloaded packages from repositories ?

    * hotus,

    AFAIK the RPMs are only cached until they are successfully installed.

    Easiest way is probably downloading the update RPMs from a mirror and brun them, better yet use a USB disk or some such.

    Uwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckesfeld View Post
    * hotus,

    AFAIK the RPMs are only cached until they are successfully installed.

    Easiest way is probably downloading the update RPMs from a mirror and brun them, better yet use a USB disk or some such.

    Uwe
    So, how to deal with dependencies ???

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    My Bad, just saw this: /var/cache/zyyp/packages
    problem solved ! (i hope :-| )

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    On 07/02/2008 hotus wrote:
    > My Bad, just saw this: */var/cache/zyyp/packages* problem solved ! (i
    > hope :-| )


    Should be empty :-)

    Uwe

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    Default Re: how to get downloaded packages from repositories ?

    You could create a local repository in a folder (Or USB stick as sugested) Add a repository in Yast and select Local Folder (Or something like that. Can't check now. At work and using Winblows ) Yast will check dependencies and you will just have to make sure you meet them. I have this when I want to install 3rd party RPMs. find it works better than downloading them and opening them with Yast.

    Hope this helps a little.

    P.s. why do you have a pc that is not online? I would not survive
    Last edited by Dexter1979; 02-Jul-2008 at 12:24. Reason: Spelling
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    Default Re: how to get downloaded packages from repositories ?

    > cuz' they are not on the same physical location, and internet is not
    > reachable from (B)'s location.


    if it is not connected to the net there is no security concern, right?
    so, what is to upgrade?

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