Projects / rh-errata


rh-errata is a tool for maintaining the integrity of a Red Hat Linux system. It builds a respository of RPM files from a designated mirror of the Red Hat updates site. It only downloads RPM files that have not already been downloaded. Optionally, it can produce a report that shows which RPM files in your respository need to be updated and which ones have already been installed.

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Recent releases

  •  28 Jul 2002 14:05

    Release Notes: The -n option was added to specify multiple download attempts. This is useful when downloading from busy FTP sites.

    •  11 Feb 2002 16:17

      Release Notes: The default FTP site was updated, and the documentation was modernized.

      •  06 Apr 2001 04:31

        Release Notes: Adjustments to support the new directory-naming scheme used by Red Hat, and a new -c option to clean your local RPM respository of obsolete packages.

        •  24 Nov 2000 16:09

          Release Notes: A new intelligent mode was added that only attempts to download packages installed on the system running rh-errata. A feature was added that attempts to re-download files that appear corrupt in the repository (perhaps as the result of a previous failed download attempt).

          •  22 Jul 2000 22:25

            Release Notes: Support for kernel architecture option (-k) and noarch, improved temp file handling, and a change in the default FTP site to, which seems more up-to-date.


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