[K12OSN] K12LTSP 4.4.0 pre1 AND 4.2.1EL

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Thu Jul 7 21:58:20 UTC 2005

On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Jay Pfaffman wrote:

> Is it possible to have everything on sunsite.utk.edu so that all
> updates get stuff from there?  (I'll admit that my interest is largely
> selfish, but I'm bummed when I do an update pulling stuff from
> mesd.k12.or.us when I know that there's a mirror on campus.)

Generally everything should always be in sync between mesd.k12.or.us and
sunsite.utk.edu. I sync the mirrors as part of rebuilding the repos.

4.2.1EL is current on sunsite.utk.edu.

I started mirroring 4.4.0, but it takes a *long* time to sync up a whole
tree from scratch. Something like 1-2 days IIRC.

Yum is configured to round-robin between mirrors. If you want to 
use only one specific mirror, here is how to do it:

1) You'll find the repository definitions in /etc/yum.repos.d/,
    k12ltsp.repo for example.

2) Within the *.repo file, you'll see a mirrorlist line, such as:


3) stick the URL (http://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/mirrors/k12ltsp-4.2)
    into a browser and it will retrieve the list of mirrors. Such as:


4) copy the URL of the mirror you want to use, comment out the "mirrorlist"
    line, and add a "baseurl" line. Such as:

 	# mirrorlist=http://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/mirrors/k12ltsp-4.4

5) now yum will only query that one specific mirror.


> On 7/6/05, Eric Harrison <eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us> wrote:
>> On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Joe Guenther wrote:
>>> Will the YUM UPDATE then also work with the EL version of K12LTSP just like it
>>> does with the Fedora Core versions?
>> Yes.
>>> Will this version have its own repository
>>> of updates?
>> Yes.
>>> Will it use CentOS's repositories?
>> Yes.
>>> When I last tried CentOS,
>>> their repositories were unusably slow.  Maybe that has been fixed.
>> The K12LTSP 4.2.1EL repository includes the CentOS base OS & update
>> repositories. If it is too slow for you, you could always disable
>> those repos: edit /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo and add "enabled=0"
>> to any repos you don't want to use.
>> They have seemed to be okay to me.
>> -Eric
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> Jay Pfaffman                           <pfaffman at utk.edu>
> Asst Professor of Instructional Technology, U. TN, Knoxville
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