How can I keep a copy of RPM files downloaded by the software updater in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5?

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By default, yum deletes the RPM files it downloads after it has installed them. To keep these RPM files, edit /etc/yum.conf and change:

keepcache=0

to:

keepcache=1

Now, yum will keep a copy of all the RPM files it downloads in /var/cache/yum.

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