I'm trying to upgrade my SL7.0 VM to 7.4 using yum. There are 1.3GB of packages that need to be downloaded but my modem can only handle about 300-400MB per day (and I have to disconnect it every midnight to enable all-day internet access).
Initially I thought that using
yum update --downloadonly after network disconnects could resume the downloading. However, the second time I used this command it started downloading all the packages again ignoring the cache.
How should I proceed?
Update: just now I cleaned the cache with
yum clean all and I'm going to investigate whether Ctrl+Z the
yum process before disconnecting the modem solves the problem.