SUSE download cacher

The SUSE Download Cacher is command-line tool that is designed to automatically download and cache SUSE patches on the BigFix server to facilitate the deployment of SUSE Fixlets.

Important: Use the download cacher tool only if you are using an air-gapped environment or if the total number of packages is too large. You can also use the tool if you want to cache all the downloads for faster execution of actions. Otherwise, use the download plug-in. The preferred method of SUSE patch caching is to register the SUSE Download Plug-in from the Manage Download Plug-ins dashboard.

The tool uses FTP to download large .zip files and by default, stores them in the sha1 cache folder. You can also choose to store the files in a different existing directory. Your environment must be configured to accept FTP use.

You can access the tool by downloading and running it manually. For more information, see the technote, How to use SuSE Linux Enterprise patch download tool.