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Re: Maintaining a local yum repository

On Sat, 26 Jan 2008, Derek Tattersall wrote:

> Hello,
> I currently have 3 computers running Fedora 8. I think it would
> probably be a good thing to set up a local repository for yum,
> rather than downloading each package 3 times.
> I have looked at the howto at www.howtoforge.com, and I am not
> really happy with the method described there. It involves picking a
> particular mirror and using rsync to keep the local repository up to
> date.
> It seems to me that this would have some problems. For one thing it
> puts a bigger load on whichever mirror I am rsync'ing to. For
> another thing, It seems to that there might be some security issues
> with just grabbing the packages without checking the key as yum
> does.
> Is there a better way to keep a local repository up to date?
> Ideally, I would like to find a way to just download the packages
> that my local users ask for, not the whole thing. And I would prefer
> to use the mirror list at fedora rather than just use one particular
> server.
> I would also prefer to automate the whole process rather than doing
> it manually.
> Does anybody have any ideas about this? Or would I be better off
> just continuing to use the fedora repository?

i'd be interested in knowing this as well.  what i wanted was a way to
start with an empty local repo, then, when i update one system, all
RPMs that are downloaded are also used to start populating this local

next, when i update another system, the local repo will be examined
first, after which the mirrors will be checked and (once again)
anything that has to be downloaded will quietly be added to the local
repo.  and so on and so on.

not surprisingly, i intend to put that local repo on an external hard
drive hanging off of my router so that it's available to all local,
internal machines.



Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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