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    Question How to save patches & updated rpms?

    Hi everyone

    I am a newbie...... so I hope you would excuse any stupid questions :-)

    I am running openSUSE 11.1 (kde 4.1 desktop & default kernel). I was fiddling around with yeast & it just downloaded & installed a million patches (took about 3 to 4 hours); but I can't figure out where are these patches being stored on my disk!! you see, I am on a narrow-band INTERNET connection, so if I decide to reinstall SUSE, I am going to have to go through this process of updating the system again.

    So can somebody please suggest me a method, so that every patch & every updated rpm is stored on a particular place on my disk; so that next time if I do a fresh install, I can just update from my disk (if it is possible at all).

    N.B. Basically what I want to do is download all the updates onto my disk, then manually apply them at my convenience

    Thanks in advance

    emon_suse

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    Default Re: How to save patches & updated rpms?

    Quote Originally Posted by emon_suse View Post
    Hi everyone

    I am a newbie...... so I hope you would excuse any stupid questions :-)

    I am running openSUSE 11.1 (kde 4.1 desktop & default kernel). I was fiddling around with yeast & it just downloaded & installed a million patches (took about 3 to 4 hours); but I can't figure out where are these patches being stored on my disk!! you see, I am on a narrow-band INTERNET connection, so if I decide to reinstall SUSE, I am going to have to go through this process of updating the system again.

    So can somebody please suggest me a method, so that every patch & every updated rpm is stored on a particular place on my disk; so that next time if I do a fresh install, I can just update from my disk (if it is possible at all).

    N.B. Basically what I want to do is download all the updates onto my disk, then manually apply them at my convenience

    Thanks in advance

    emon_suse
    There was a thread about manually downloading the packages and storing them before the installation:
    Interrupted package download question. - openSUSE Forums.
    Hope that helps.
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    http://yami.googlecode.com/

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    saw this and downloaded it for future use, sounds like it could simplify your situation...

    rpmdownloader Qt-Apps.org

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    Default Re: How to save patches & updated rpms?

    Thanks for the links guys....

    I have decided to do an rsync of '/opensuse/update/11.1/' directory from one of the mirrors; though it seems far more laborious :-)

    Thanks again guys

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