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Re: [suse-security] Re: [Discontinued SUSE Linux Distribution: 9.2]
From: Marcus Meissner (meissnersuse.de)
Date: Thu Sep 21 2006 - 08:15:02 CDT
On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 02:54:16PM +0200, Frank Steiner wrote:
> Marcus Meissner wrote
> > I am aware of this oversight and I do not like it either.
> I know you care about it from your mails on suse-linux-e...
> > We offer now a script solution for this called "yup",
> > http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/0d00854c9f7f33f7a225f6d227c03de4.html
> > which you can use to mirror the updates to a local machine.
> I guess this is basically your script you posted to the mailinglist?
> I'm not sure about two things (and I can't test at the moment):
It has been enhanced by Eberhard Moenkeberg and Matthias Eckermann.
> - can I download packages from a non-sles host, say a SuSE 10.1 host?
> Looks like I have to register a host at Novell with some values from
> /etc/zmd/. Can I do that with a 10.1 host and use this one as download
You can "suse_register" on 10.1, however you need to specify the -p product option.
I am not sure what exactly to pass there, I think the "Name" string returned
by "rug products" on the SLES 10 machine.
> What if the host must be changed, can I re-register another host and
> use the new one then?
? In the end this circumvents our NCC restrictions to some degree. You
can run above suse_register call again.
> - can I download packages for ppc from an i586 or x86_64 host?
> Otherwise this wouldn't help our SLES servers having no inet connection...
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