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Re: [rhelv6-list] No Redhat network this AM?

On 11/06/02 05:05, Brian Long wrote:
> On 6/2/11 9:29 AM, Hugh Brown wrote:
>>> Also, I don't like this single point of failure.  If we come in to do
>>> maintenance, and
>>> the update service is offline, there are no alternative mirrors I am
>>> aware of.
>>> --Donald
>> In the past, we would do a "yum --downloadonly -y update" before a
>> planned maintenance window so that all of the packages would be local to
>> the box that needed to be patched.  You have to have the
>> yum-plugin-downloadonly package installed for that to work.
>> Another alternative is to buy the Satellite service and then you have a
>> local version of RHN.
> Another option I've recently tried is mrepo from Dag Wieers.  I had to
> apply a few patches to get it working with RHEL 6, but it's been awesome.
> http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/mrepo/
> /Brian/

+1 for mrepo. We've been using it for our site the last three years for
not only RHEL, but CentOS and SL as well. Works like a charm, but RHN
*does* need to be up to get updates. As there are so many mirrors for
the other two, uptime of the primary is not an issue.

Best Regards,

Camron W. Fox
Hilo Office
High Performance Computing Group
Fujitsu Management Services of America, Inc.
E-mail:		cwfox us fujitsu com

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