Patch Downloader utility for SUSE Linux Enterprise

The Patch Downloader utility for SUSE Linux provided by BMC uses a configuration file to download metadata and payload from the SUSE Linux Enterprise website.

Creation of a patch catalog requires that the following packages be pre-installed on the server that hosts the patch repository:

Package

Tested version

createrepo

0.4.6

pythonurlgrabber

2.9.6

Note the following:

  • You do not require createrepo and pythonurl-grabber if you are using a Microsoft Windows server to run the Patch Downloader utility.
  • The versions above were used for testing and validation. Later versions of these packages are known to work but have not been officially qualified with the product.

The Patch Downloader is either suse_downloader.bat (for running on Microsoft Windows) or suse_downloader.sh (for running on UNIX). To install, extract the file and place it in a directory on the server.

The following topics explain how to build the configuration files and how to use the downloader utility for SUSE Linux Enterprise:

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