[PlanetCCRMA] Upgrading CCRMA without a net connection

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat Feb 21 12:58:00 2004

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, Barton Bosch wrote:
> Matthew Allen wrote:
> > 	I have been a happy CCRMA user for a couple of months now
> > (fedora core, using the cdrom images). I don't have a net connection at
> > home, but I have a very fast one at work (and employers who let me suck
> > up as much bandwidth as I need). I have manually upgraded (or in PD's
> > case just added) apps by downloading the rpm's and doing the old rpm
> > -Uvh. This has worked great for stand alone apps (a couple of non CCRMA
> > apps, like xfe have given me some grief but that's for a different
> > list). I would like to upgrade to the latest jack and alsa stuff, but
> > this is a bit more scary. I have a feeling both are pretty dependency
> > heavy. If there was a way that I could download all of the latest rpm's
> > without right-clicking one rpm at a time I would be a very happy fellah.
> > 
> > 	Does anyone else do the planet this way? Tips/hints/pitfalls? I
> > can't be the only one in the world without a decent at home net
> > connection.
> I have had to click each of the hyper links for the upgrades
> to my Planet installation and as you point out, it is a drag.
> I may be misinformed, but IIRC there is no FTP server for
> the Planet.
> I was considering putting together a list before hand and then
> using wget to automatically download the files via http.
> Still not as easy as "apt-get dist-upgrade" but better than
> having to click every one of 50 updates.

I guess I could set up a downloadable file with a list that tracks all
packages added to the repository ordered by time. Then it should become
easy to download the ones that are newer than a given date. Not the best
solution but it would help.

-- Fernando