[fedora-india] Finally prepared the offline repo for the Install Fest at Kalyani Govt. College

Ratnadeep Debnath rtnpro at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 19:16:50 UTC 2009

First time when I created a 600 MB repo for Fedora 10 during the
Install Fest at BCREC on 30 Jan 2009, funny as it might sound, I did
quite absurd things and it took me a lot of time ( 2 days). I then
installed F10 in VBox, and was trying to install the packages to see
their dependencies, then download them manually. What a time!

But, now what I did was
yum resolvedep <package-name>
Then either install them keeping the yum cache on
yumdownloader <package-names>

I also added the the Packages from the F10 Install DVD, so that there
is no Dependency failure if one does an installation selecting the
default packages only. Also this time I included the KDE 4.2 update,
and it is better to do a
yum groupinstall kde-desktop
for that.
To enable group install in your repo, copy the comps-f10.xml file from
to your repo folder, then create repo in the following way-------
createrepo -g comps-f10.xml /path/to/repo_folder/

Now all you need is a .repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/ which has the
information on the baseurl for offline installation.
The present size of my repo is approx. 3.6 GB. It works nicely.
The repo can be on any media ( from internal disks to USB flash drives
and DVDs). You can mount the repo folder to /var/ftp/pub/ in case you
are using an FTP server.

Thank you
Ratnadeep Debnath

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:36 PM, Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 23:26 +0530, Ratnadeep Debnath wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Finally I have prepared an offline Fedora 10 repo ( though not
>> complete), which is ready to install all the basic audio, video, image
>> softwares, audio-video codecs, KDE 4.2 update, KdeEdu, VirtualBox,
>> Kernel, nvidia drivers, etc. I
>> successfully installed updates in my system and another system of my
>> friend offline via an FTP server. I have also prepared a kickstart
>> file to automate Fedora 10 installation.
>> Hope this all works fine and smoothly during the day of the Install
>> Fest in Kalyani Govt. College.
>> Regards,
>> Ratnadeep Debnath,
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rtnpro
>> ratnadeepdebnath.wordpress.com
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> hi,
> I was making one myself.. I have an install fest on 23rd of March where
> we intend to install the latest unity release and codecs etc from a
> local repo.
> Can you please enumerate the steps you tool to make the repo? I'll cross
> check..
> Is it on a dvd/cd ?
> regards,
> Ankur
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