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Old 12-17-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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Saving Update Packages for multisystem update...

Ok so right now I am currently downloading Fedora Core 4. I want to be able to download all the needed updates and any extra packages that take my fancy and then burn them on to a CD and then install them on a bunch of computers. Basicly:

PC 1:
2.0 hgz and 80 gig etc.
Fedora Core 4
Command to run: "yun update save /mnt/hda1/updatecd" ???

Then PCs 2-89 for example
500mhz to 1.5ghz and varying specs
Fedora Core
Command to run: ???? maybe something like "yum update from /mnt/hdc" ???

I know that all sounds stupid but i think you get the point. By the way are the updates and packages system specific?? Can system A use updates from system B?? Sorry for simple question but I figured better ask about it now.

Also what about a graphical front end for yum? Never used yum in my life so i am open to suggestions

Thanks in Advance
Old 12-17-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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You could probably do that but your just asking for trouble. Yum installs and updates packages in order for reasons. I would just run yum update on both computers and you will be fine.
Old 12-18-2005, 09:07 AM   #3
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hmm, let me rephrase what I believe the question to be:

Q. How would one go about creating a local yum repository for updating new FC4 installations?

I'd like to know too, but my guess would be you'd have to do three things:

1) Create a local web or ftp site for the updates
2) Disable the default repositories for yum
3) Enable your local repository from step 1

The config files are /etc/yum.conf and the sub-dir /etc/yum.repos.d but yumex (a GUI front-end for yum) has an interface with check boxes for each repo that's a little easier to use.


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