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I have a Linux computer that is kept offline for extra security.

How do I keep it up to date without putting it online?

It's running Fedora 17, but I don't mind changing to another distribution if that's what it takes to be able to perform offline updates.

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Inherently, an offline computer will not be able to download updates automatically, so you could burn an update disk and install if from the CD – Wolfizen May 19 '13 at 22:22
@wolfo9999 Right, but how is that done? How to create an "update disk"? – ChocoDeveloper May 19 '13 at 22:24
That depends on the distrobution you are running. Ubuntu has regular full system updates that can be burnt onto a disk. This would work in an offline situation. Some distros use a rolling release, meaning packages are updated individually. In that case, you probably cannot update it without internet access. – Wolfizen May 19 '13 at 22:31
Perhaps you could clarify your question adding details about which distribution it's running, and what version. – slhck May 19 '13 at 22:41
@slhck Yes, done. – ChocoDeveloper May 19 '13 at 22:44

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