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Re: [K12OSN] K12LTSP 4.4.0 pre1 AND 4.2.1EL

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:

[k12ltsp] name=K12LTSP # mirrorlist=http://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/mirrors/k12ltsp-4.4 baseurl=http://sunsite.utk.edu/ftp/pub/linux/k12ltsp/4.2.1/ gpgkey=http://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/K12LTSP-GPG-KEY enabled=1 gpgcheck=1

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


On 7/6/05, Eric Harrison <eharrison 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?


Will this version have its own repository
of updates?


Will it use CentOS's repositories?


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.


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Jay Pfaffman                           <pfaffman utk edu>
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