Patching Isolated Systems


I have a Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 system which is on an isolated network and which cannot access the Novell patch servers.

I have the most recent service pack installed (SP4), but this was released in early 2011 and so the system is now quite out of date.

What is the best method of updating this system when it cannot download patches directly from Novell? I could download patches individually, but there are about 500 and it will take a very long time to do this.

Can patch bundles or patch DVDs be created in any way (I couldn’t find any information about this on the main website)?


Setup an local machine with access and add in SMT to pull the files,
then create a patch cd? You can use YaST patch cd to install. Else if
you built a vm on a laptop, the use it as an smt server on the closed

Else, you will need to download the patches, you can use your mirror
credentials and something like gftp to connect via http perhaps and
pull them all down.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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