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Old 09-21-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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how to create a rhel 5 cd/dvd repo

did the following steps
rpm -ihv createrepo-0.4.4-2.fc6.noarch.rpm
mkdir /home/rhel
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
createrepo -vpo /home/rhel /mnt/Server
cat yum.repos.d/DVD.repo
name=RHEL4 DVD

[root@linux-home yum.repos.d]# yum install expect
Loading "security" plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for expect to pack into transaction set.
file:///home/rhel/expect-5.43.0-5.1.i386.rpm: [Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/rhel/expect-5.43.0-5.1.i386.rpm'
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: expect-5.43.0-5.1.i386.rpm from DVD REPO: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

what iam doing wrong ?
Old 09-21-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Hi dseth

You don't have to do the first step (createrepo -vpo dir1 dir2). just point the baseurl to the dvd-mountpoint:

cat yum.repos.d/DVD.repo
name=RHEL4 DVD

or copy the DVD to a local filesytem and create the repository there.

if you gunzip the primary.xml.gz file and do:

cat primary.xml |grep location

you will see that all rpm packages are relativ to /home/rhel/ (eg. file1.rpm instead of /mnt/file1.rpm)

I am a bit surprised that you want to use a RHEL4 DVD. just a typo?

Old 09-22-2009, 04:45 AM   #3
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...depending on your installation media you have to change the path to /mnt/Server/
Old 01-14-2010, 10:20 AM   #4
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A quick addition...I am using the DVD from Red Hat for EL5.3 (Workstation and Client).

It mounts automatically under /media/RHEL_5.3 i386 DVD (spaces included).

I didn't rename it when creating the DVD so I had to use baseurl=file:///media/RHEL_5.3%20i386%20DVD/Workstation to get the spaces translated in the URL properly. I made a second .repo file for the Client rpm set.


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