I have a very peculiar problem, Just be patient with what I am saying and then see what all suggestion you can give me.
I have situation where my ISP has blocked .rpm and .deb files to be downloaded. I am already using a proxy to access the Internet. So any chance of me updating via Internet is bleak.
One peculiar thing though - I am able to download .rpm of Google chrome but any other source or site or software I try I am blocked off.
Also I have to work on unregistered RHEL 6 - Already had hard time setting it up with 3rd party repository and then now I am faced with this restriction.
So I want to ask for suggestion as to what I can do. I will list a few things I thought, tell what you think and also suggest if you have some.
I can download the software repo from different ISP and use it offline. Repos which addresses to a local location is allowed by yum.
I can download .tar ( and derivatives) from this ISP. So do you know any software repository which give me only .tar(or similar) flies for the software? I searched but couldn't find any.
Try other package management - different flavor of linux. I am trying different linux - like Arch Linux, Puppy linux(though wont serve my purpose) etc.
Your suggestion. Please.
Thanks for reply and for reading / hanging on this long.