Has anyone done an offline update of an OES server? I mean, not from the official update channels, but by manually downloading the rpms (these for example: NOVELL: Downloads - April 2011 Scheduled Maintenance for OES SP3 20110421 ) , putting them in a local folder, assigning this folder as a package repository in YaST and after that running YaST Online Update?

When I did it, there were no errors whatsoever, but ndsd was not starting afterwards. Any specific commands that need to be run after the update (like ndsconfig upgrade) ?

Official repositories are not an option, as there is no Internet connectivity for the network the server is in.

Any help is greatly appreciated!