You used to be able to download all Redhat RPM’s from the beginning of time from ftp://ftp.redhat.com. As of November 14th, everything not RedHat Enterprise-related disappeared from there. This caused me some particular consternation this weekend trying to help a client update an old system.
<p>The GPL probably requires that they stay online, or at least that would be cheaper for RedHat than handling tape requests.</p> <p>Anyway, thanks to <a href="http://rpm.pbone.net">rpm.pbone.net</a> I was able to find them at <a href="ftp://archive.download.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/">ftp://archive.download.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/</a>. I can’t imagine I’m the only one to have had this problem - a README at ftp.redhat.com would have saved lots of users lots of trouble. I know, they’re not currently selling the older stuff, but how about some almost-free customer service?