Updates to RHEL4 - Redhat

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  1. Updates to RHEL4

    So let's say I have an isolated network with machines running RHEl4
    Update 3.

    I also have a machine connected to the Internet and registered with rhn
    running the exact same release (yes I also have licenses to use both at
    the same time).

    Is there anyway to tell what exactly happens when up2date is run?
    I can tell from the /var/up2date directory what gets downloaded, but I
    cannot seem to find out what steps are taken...

    The last update appeared to need to remove some packages and then
    install or update current ones.

    I would like to replicate the same-exact changes on my internal network.

    thanks
    --tmac

  2. Re: Updates to RHEL4

    Tim McCarthy wrote:
    > So let's say I have an isolated network with machines running RHEl4
    > Update 3.
    >
    > I also have a machine connected to the Internet and registered with rhn
    > running the exact same release (yes I also have licenses to use both at
    > the same time).
    >
    > Is there anyway to tell what exactly happens when up2date is run?
    > I can tell from the /var/up2date directory what gets downloaded, but I
    > cannot seem to find out what steps are taken...
    >
    > The last update appeared to need to remove some packages and then
    > install or update current ones.
    >
    > I would like to replicate the same-exact changes on my internal network.
    >
    > thanks
    > --tmac

    Tim,


    I do not know what up2date does.

    I could give you another idea:

    1) Configure the squid software on the box with internet connection as a
    https proxy.

    2) On the internal boxes let up2date point to the proxy.


    This leads to the following behaviour: The first internal box will force
    a download from the internet of a rpm, the others will download the
    rpm's from the local proxy.

    This is about the same way the RHN proxy server software of Red Hat works.


    Kind regards,


    Jan Gerrit Kootstra RHCE

  3. Re: Updates to RHEL4

    I know all the rpms that come in. They are saved in a directory.

    I need to know what commands are used run to remove/update/install the
    rpms...there were some removed and some updated when I ran it last.

    Jan Gerrit Kootstra wrote:
    > Tim McCarthy wrote:
    >> So let's say I have an isolated network with machines running RHEl4
    >> Update 3.
    >>
    >> I also have a machine connected to the Internet and registered with
    >> rhn running the exact same release (yes I also have licenses to use
    >> both at the same time).
    >>
    >> Is there anyway to tell what exactly happens when up2date is run?
    >> I can tell from the /var/up2date directory what gets downloaded, but I
    >> cannot seem to find out what steps are taken...
    >>
    >> The last update appeared to need to remove some packages and then
    >> install or update current ones.
    >>
    >> I would like to replicate the same-exact changes on my internal network.
    >>
    >> thanks
    >> --tmac

    > Tim,
    >
    >
    > I do not know what up2date does.
    >
    > I could give you another idea:
    >
    > 1) Configure the squid software on the box with internet connection as a
    > https proxy.
    >
    > 2) On the internal boxes let up2date point to the proxy.
    >
    >
    > This leads to the following behaviour: The first internal box will force
    > a download from the internet of a rpm, the others will download the
    > rpm's from the local proxy.
    >
    > This is about the same way the RHN proxy server software of Red Hat works.
    >
    >
    > Kind regards,
    >
    >
    > Jan Gerrit Kootstra RHCE


  4. Re: Updates to RHEL4

    Tim McCarthy writes:

    > So let's say I have an isolated network with machines running RHEl4
    > Update 3.
    >
    > I also have a machine connected to the Internet and registered with
    > rhn running the exact same release (yes I also have licenses to use
    > both at the same time).
    >
    > Is there anyway to tell what exactly happens when up2date is run?
    > I can tell from the /var/up2date directory what gets downloaded, but I
    > cannot seem to find out what steps are taken...
    >
    > The last update appeared to need to remove some packages and then
    > install or update current ones.
    >
    > I would like to replicate the same-exact changes on my internal network.


    Not sure if I get your question. But if you are trying to get
    a per machine log of up2date actions, so you know what happened --
    it should already be there. Just check /var/log/up2date -- you
    should see all the activity. We have it on our RHEL 4 systems.

    Hope that helps.

    --
    John
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