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So if I download a:

SL-63-x86_64-2012-08-02-Install-DVD.iso

and install it, and give out a "yum update" - then it will find many-many XY packages to update.

Q: are there any methods/solutions to get these XY rpm's? (and then I can put them in the: "/var/cache/yum/x86_64/6.3/" - because internet connection is not too fast.)

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It sounds like a perfect use for yum-downloadonly.

  1. Run yum install yum-downloadonly
  2. yum update --downloadonly --downloaddir=/path/to/dir

NixCraft has an excellent write-up on this tool.

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You can download them from the main site http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.3/x86_64/updates/ or a mirror (see https://www.scientificlinux.org/download)

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You should build your own local mirror for the update-repositories.

According to the SL-download-page there is a rsync-mirror: rsync://rsync.scientificlinux.org/scientific/ Use this in times where no one is using your slow internet-connection to build up the mirror and keep it current daily.

You can then export that local mirror via http and include that one instead of the internet-update-repository.

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