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I recently downloaded the updates for SLES11-SP3. The directory lists the following:

  • SLE11-SDK-SP3-Pool
    • .repodata
    • repodata
    • rpm
  • SLE11-SDK-SP3-Updates
    • .old.repodata
    • repodata
    • rpm
    • .mirror
  • SLES11-SP3-Pool
    • .repodata
    • repodata
    • rpm
  • SLES11-SP3-Updates
    • .old.repodata
    • repodata
    • rpm
    • .mirror

What is the difference between the -pool & -updates directories?

Additionally, I was asked to update my SLES11-SP3 (non-SLERT) systems. Do I simply just add the "updates" directory to the repo in Yast or do I need to add both the -pool & the -updates?

(am I breaking any rules with the additional question in this forum?)

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-Pool repositories are with GA packages ( packages on release disk) , can be set to no-refresh via zypper -> zypper mr -R repo-name

-Updates are repositories containing released updates, so every released patch/update for product is in this repository. This repositories must be set to refresh and are mandatory for zypper patch and zypper up

Both types of repository are needed, without Pool isn't possible install package which hasn't update. And Updates is self explanatory:)

  • I didn't think anyways was ever going to answer this. Thank you for your knowledge. – CrashFive Dec 10 '16 at 17:53

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