Originally posted by BaltikaTroika
I have installed Mandrake 10 on my two networked computers. I'd like to run the security updates (Mandrake Update in the Packages menu), but I don't want to run this (and download everything) twice.
Is there anyway I can download the updates once, but have them install on both machines?
A search on Google brought up some sort of "Mandrake Update Robot" which is to be used on large networks. Is there anything like this that could be used on my two computer network?
Any help would be appreciated,
I do this all the time.
I download all the updates, PLF's and Contribs to one main machine.
Then on the other's I set up "LOCAL FILE" sources in the RPM "Software Media Manager" which point to an NFS share on the machine which hosts all of the files.
Due to often "broken" hdlist.cz files, I always omit these files from the downloads and have each machine recreate them when you add or update the sources.
Anyway this is pretty easy, although there are other more sophisticated mechanisms for distributing updates over a network.