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Re: ****Maintaining a local yum repository



On Sat, 2008-01-26 at 11:25 -0500, 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?
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I use mrepo from dag's repository.

It's very effective and I can include whichever repository I wish.

Craig


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