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Old 03-03-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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Know if a program has new updates?


Hi,
I would like to know if there's a way of checking which program has new updates without internet connection?

Maybe like having a program to grab the currently available programs from a repo?

or is there other way?
 
Old 03-03-2011, 04:18 AM   #2
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Your requirement only has sense if you have repo on your local machine/CD/network. Which still requires some internet connection to download this repo, even though this can be done from another machine.
 
Old 03-03-2011, 04:23 AM   #3
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Hm, I think maobin has something similar like WSUS for windows updates in mind, where you have a central sever for updates (of course connected to the internet) and clients (which do not have internet connectivity) conect to it in order to download and install updates.

I personally do not know about a solution like that for Linux.
 
Old 03-03-2011, 04:28 AM   #4
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In this case you may list your server in the sources (/etc/apt/sources.list or similar) on local machines. Should work like your described Windows option, I think.
 
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Your requirement only has sense if you have repo on your local machine/CD/network. Which still requires some internet connection to download this repo, even though this can be done from another machine.
Yes that what I'm thinking too.. to dl a repo on to a cd or a file. But which repo should i look at? cos i need them to be as up to date as possible.. or do i have to look at many repo?
 
Old 03-03-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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In this case you may list your server in the sources (/etc/apt/sources.list or similar) on local machines. Should work like your described Windows option, I think.
Hmm.. its not like a sever client relationship. What i need is a list of up to date program and when i go to any machine, i can use it to check for which program is out of date or has new updates.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 12:26 AM   #7
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The only way to get a completely up to date list is via an internet cxn of some sort. Even if you got eg RH to send you a DVD, it would go out of date very quickly.
You can either connect your servers to the net directly, or use some sort of intermediate system like RH's Satellite (complete local equiv of RH) or RH Proxy ie one sytem connected to net on behalf of others, bit like a gateway.
Other distros may have equiv (Novell are also involved with Spacewalk, the upstream src of Satellite).
Which distro(s) are you using?
Remember Linux distros issue updates as they become avail, not once a mth like MS.
 
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The only way to get a completely up to date list is via an internet cxn of some sort. Even if you got eg RH to send you a DVD, it would go out of date very quickly.
You can either connect your servers to the net directly, or use some sort of intermediate system like RH's Satellite (complete local equiv of RH) or RH Proxy ie one sytem connected to net on behalf of others, bit like a gateway.
Other distros may have equiv (Novell are also involved with Spacewalk, the upstream src of Satellite).
Which distro(s) are you using?
Remember Linux distros issue updates as they become avail, not once a mth like MS.
RHEL5. I'm sort of like doing an auditing script for the machine to check what is out dated. and the machines have to be standalone and offline. Thats y i need a list of updated program.. If i can use internet on the machine, i think i would just need to use yum list or something to see what updates are available. Sadly i cant.. sigh..
 
  


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