On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, Lalit Dhiri wrote:
> Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 06:03:12 -0500
> From: rpjday(a)crashcourse.ca
> To: fedora-test-list(a)redhat.com
> Subject: "yum update" with most of the rpms already on a USB key?
> having already installed F11 alpha (x86_64) and done a "yum update",
> i copied all of the packages that were downloaded for the update
> (/var/cache/yum/...) onto a USB key.
> now having installed the same onto another system, i want to do an
> update but, obviously, let "yum update" know that a lot of what it
> needs is over there, under /media/KINGSTON/yumupdaterpms.
> what's the incantation? is that what "yum localupdate" is for?
you can do a yum localupdate /location/of/updates/*.rpm this will
look online to fulfil any dependencies and apply the updates.
so, just so i don't misunderstand, i want to do a *full* system
update, but i want to specify a local directory to check *first* for
any necessary rpm files before venturing online, in order to minimize
downloading. is that what's going to happen here? thanks.
Robert P. J. Day
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