Downloading child channels using the Patch Downloader utility

In the configuration file, you provide information about child channels that is used by the Patch Downloader utility.

To download child channels on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  1. Obtain the list of supported base channels and their child channels.
    1. Obtain the list of supported channels by running the listChannels command.
    2. Identify the child channels. The child channels are listed after the base channels. To help you to distinguish between the child channels and the base channels, the output displays a blank line after the base channels. In the following sample output of the listChannels command, the supported child channels start with MRG Grid v. 2 (for RHEL 6 Server x86)

      Note

      This is not applicable for BMC Server Automation 8.9.02 and later.

  2. For each child channel that you want to download, specify an <errata-type> entry in your XML configuration file, and provide the channel label of the child channel within the <channel-label> parameter.
  3. Save the XML configuration file.
  4. Run the Patch Downloader Utility for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  5. Save the file.

    A sample output of the listChannels command is shown below:

    Channel Name                                            Channel Label                               OS       Arch    Redhat Network   Channel URL
    
    Oracle Java (for 32-bit x86 RHEL v. 5)                  rhel-i386-server-5-thirdparty-oracle-java   RHES5    x86     CDN (reposync)   https://cdn.redhat.com/content/dist/rhel/server/5/5Server/i386/oracle-java/os
    RHEL FasTrack (v. 5 for 32-bit x86)                     rhel-i386-server-fastrack-5                 RHES5    x86     CDN (reposync)   https://cdn.redhat.com/content/fastrack/rhel/server/5/i386/os
    RHEL Optional Productivity Apps (v. 5 for 32-bit x86)   rhel-i386-server-productivity-5             RHES5    x86     CDN (reposync)   https://cdn.redhat.com/content/dist/rhel/server/5/5Server/i386/productivity/os
    RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 for 32-bit x86)                rhel-i386-server-supplementary-5            RHES5    x86     CDN (reposync)   https://cdn.redhat.com/content/dist/rhel/server/5/5Server/i386/supplementary/os
    ...
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