Directly from the novi website: “novi is a tool for finding the latest-version RPMs in a tree. You can use it to create Kickstart trees or yum repos that contain the updated RPMS. In the case of Kickstart, this means machines come to life with the updates already applied. Using novi for yum repos trims the size of the repodata files, which reduces client download and processing time.”

Basically using one or more directories, or yum repos, novi will return a list of the most up to date rpm files from the source. Excellent for updating your own yum repo, or creating an already patched install cd.

First Post

Welcome to my blog. Obviously there is not a lot here as of this post. But
hopefully there will be stuff here soon. The main purpose of this blog is a
place where I can keep technical notes and howtos which help me immensely.
Whether others use the blog or not is a secondary concern.

Mildly Useful Stuff