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Old 04-22-2005, 03:54 PM   #1
phillik747
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Local server yum updates


I am new to linux so I find myself reinstalling it all the time and I'm tired of waiting for the updates to download via yum. So I downloaded all the updates from a mirror/server to a computer on my local network. I can get yum to log onto my local network ftp program and go though the list of all my rpm's. The problem is I don't think i have all the files i need from the fedora mirror so yum will fail at the very end of listing the programs needing to be updated. I'm running FC3-x86_64 can someone please tell me what all areas I need in my local ftp from the mirror ie: what folders, and if you have time, what the yum files should look like. I spent a lot of time online looking and as I said I'm new so a lot of info is over my head. I'm just hate reinstalling FC3 and waiting for the updates. I guess one can say I'm hard headed trying to learn linux on my own with trial and error. Thank you in advance.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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We've got documents in the pipeline for both yum and setting up local mirrors, but you don't need to reproduce a full mirror site to feed yum clients. Here's what I would do:

- Create a directory and copy all of the RPMs from the installation discs into it.
- On the command-line run "createrepo /path/to/repo-directory"

This is now a repository for "base" - edit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo on all systems to use this.

Repeat the process with your update rpms to create an "updates" repository for your network. You can now either manually copy update RPMs into the updates directory, or write a script that copies them from core/updates/3/x86_64/ on a public mirror site. However you maintain your updates repository, you have to rerun createrepo after adding new RPMs.

Last edited by hob; 04-25-2005 at 04:41 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 12:11 AM   #3
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Thank you Hob! With your input I was able to find a nice howto on your recommendation.

http://www.hn2.org/wiki/index.php/Bu..._Update_Server

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