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.
Also I have to work on unregistered RHEL 6; I've already had a hard time setting it up with a 3rd party repository, and now I am faced with this restriction.
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) files 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 won't serve my purpose) etc.