1 Mar 2011
A nice little snippet I came across yesterday on configuring RedHat up2date.
The controlling configuration file is /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources . Handy in a firewalled environment (aren’t they all?) and/or an an environment with poor infrastructure. It also mentions the (standard) disabling of the rhn plugin via /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/rhnplugin.conf.
A key point you left out that would be a problem for RHEL5: "Disable the RHN repo by changing enabled to 0 in /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/rhnplugin.conf" If your server has access to RHN, there may be some need to disable it for the up2date, too... Kevin -----Original Message----- From: nahant-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:nahant-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Jon Fraley Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 12:26 PM To: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Nahant) Discussion List Subject: Re: How to upgrade from RHEL 4 update 3 to RHEL 4 update 6 Download the iso images for the update you want, mount them and copy all the rpm's to a specific directory. Edit /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources comment out the line #up2date default and change this line to point to your rpm's #dir my-favorite-rpms /var/spool/RPMS/ dir my-favorite-rpms /my/copied/rpms save the file and now run up2date This has worked for us. There was a knowledgebase article for rhel4 but now it is for rhel5 http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-9733comments powered by Disqus