Saving repositories to CD/DVD

Hello all,

I’m relatively new to openSUSE and have encountered some difficulties with updates that I’m hoping you will be able to help me with.

Essentially, I have an openSUSE system which is isolated from the internet (for business security reasons) and I wish to provided it with the latest update repository. Since the system is not permitted to access the net, my proposed plan is to download the updates repository using my Windows XP system, burn it to DVD and then transfer the repository to the openSUSE system this way.

Scanning the internet, I can find plenty of guides which describe how to download repositories using YaST and zypper, but nothing that describes how to resolve my (admittedly unusual) problem.

Is anyone able to help? I’d be most grateful.


All you need to do is download the rpms for your arch (plus noarch)
copy them to a dvd or usb device and on the machine in question just
create a ‘plain rpm’ repository and add them, running zypper ref, then
zypper lu then zypper up will install them.

You could use rsync or ftp on the windows machine to pull them down as

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