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Ya, that makes sense. Won't yum download even newer updates than what is on
box?
Meaning my 5.7 is my golden box and I wouldn't want to update further than
that.

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Matty Sarro <msarro@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM, cliff here <c4ifford@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hey guys and gals,
> >
> > This might be a simple question but it's in a scenario that I haven't had
> > to deal with with before. I'm about to enter testing process where all of
> > my (four) redhat boxes need to be the same version. Well right now I have
> > three 5.6 hosts and one 5.7 host; now I know those point releases become
> > less and less important once the hosts are synced up to RHN. I know that
> > most of the packages are the same version or close enough to it, but the
> > product testers want to see the same version exactly. So is there a way
> to
> > sync to RHN on a specific point release?
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> I ran into a similar problem. What I did was in QA, had one of the
> boxes be my "golden" box. On that box I installed the yum-downloadonly
> plugin, and ran the following command:
> yum update --downloadonly --downloaddir=/var/updaterollup -y
>
> This will pull down all updates to make the box current, and store
> them in the /var/updaterollup directory (you will need to create it).
> Then, you can copy this set of patches across each of your servers and
> install. It guarantees that everything has the same version installed.
> Thus far its worked pretty well, though occasionally RPM will bitch
> that versions don't match. Given that its the same thing yum would
> have run, you can probably safely force the installation.
>
> We have been doing this but utilizing opsware/hp server automation to
> deploy the packages. Usually the first remediation will install any
> kernel updates and libraries, and then the second remediation will
> install all other software.
>
> HTH
> -Matty
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