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Mbm329 05:21, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

Setup Repository on Central Server (Server)

  • Ensure you have enough space in a location to hold the ISO image
$ df -P /var/downloads
Filesystem            1024-blocks   Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg00-dnld     5063712 141248   4665236       3% /var/downloads
  • Download latest ISO image
  • Mount the ISO via loopback device to mountpoint under a webserver document-root.
# mkdir -p /var/www/html/rhel_repos/5.5/x86_64/base/RPMS
# echo '/var/downloads/rhel-5.5.iso /var/www/html/rhel_repos/5.5/x86_64/base/RPMS iso9660 loop=/dev/loop0 0 0' >>/etc/fstab
# mount /var/www/html/rhel_repos/5.5/x86_64/base/RPMS
  • Create directories to store updates to packages for patching and revision updates
# mkdir -p /var/www/html/rhel_repos/5.5/x86_64/updates/RPMS /var/www/html/rhel_repos/5.5/x86_64/local/RPMS
  • Create a repository one level up from the mountpoint using the repodata group file packaged on the ISO image
# createrepo -g /var/www/html/rhel_repos/5.5/x86_64/base/RPMS/Server/repodata/comps-rhel5-server-core.xml /var/www/html/rhel_repos/5.5/x86_64/base
  • We do the same for the updates and local repositories, locating the repodata one level higher
# createrepo /var/www/html/rhel_repos/5.5/x86_64/updates/RPMS
# createrepo /var/www/html/rhel_repos/5.5/x86_64/local/RPMS

Point yum to repository on nodes (Client)

  • Create repo config for yum to use
# cat <<-EOF >/etc/yum.repos.d/rhel.repo
[base]
name=base
baseurl=http://example.server.com/rhel_repos/5.5/$basearch/base
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[updates]
name=updates
baseurl=http://example.server.com/rhel_repos/5.5/$basearch/updates
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[local]
name=local
baseurl=http://example.server.com/rhel_repos/5.5/$basearch/local
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
EOF
  • Clear any existing metadata on client system
# yum clean all
  • Check to see if the repository shows up in the list of repos
# yum repolist
  • Check to see if packages show up in repository properly
# yum list available

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