Local YUM Repo
I read several articles on the internet about creating local YUM repositories from the DVD for installation over the LAN.
All articles mention copying the FC6 DVD RPMS.
I created a folder on my HDD
the /repo is accecible from apache.
and copied all the RPMS from /media/FC_6 x86_64 DVD/Fedora/RPMS into this directory and did the createrepo /repo/base
now I have two folders
After editing the fedora-core.repo
and running the add/remove software, I see the message
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: base
Did I copy the DVD correct? Where have I gone wrong?
It is a better idea to create a new Local-Media.repo (example name) file in the /etc/yum.repos.d directory, sample below;
Yum over LAN?
I would also like to allow the repo to be operated by other computers over lan.
I guess there is a way to mount remote file systems and use it as a local media. But I thought that the httpd option would be better.
I however manaed to get it working by replicating the directory structure of the internet based repos and copying the DVD into it. Also, when I tried to run createrepo, the resultane repodata did not support grouping of the packages in the "Add Remove Software". So I had to use the DVD repodata as it was and it worked.
PS - I copied the entire DVD and *not* only the Fedora or RPMS directory
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