[CentOS] local centos repository upgrade from 5.3 to 5.4
paul.herbosch at tbwaworld.com
Wed Oct 21 13:36:30 UTC 2009
On 21 Oct 2009, at 13:48, Antonio da Silva Martins Junior wrote:
> Hi :)
> ----- "Paul Herbosch" <paul.herbosch at tbwaworld.com> escreveu:
>> I run quite a few centos 5.3 servers and have a local yum repository
>> which is working fine.
>> Below a list of what I'm rsyncing at the moment + an extract from my
>> /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo file
>> I copied the OS directory from the install media and ran createrepo
>> that dir.
> Well, I had some CentOS 5.3 and 4.8 servers too. But, I mirror the
> structure and loop mount an ISO image on the "os" dir on it :)
thx for the tip.
>> I would like to upgrade my servers to 5.4.
>> I was wondering if I could simply replace the '5.3' part in the rsync
>> source to '5.4' ?
>> Or is there more to it?
> When a new version is released I link copy the "old" structure to a
> new one
> (cp -al 5.3 5.4), mount the new media under the "os" tree, and run
> rsync against
> a mirror of the new structure. I do this because sometimes there are
> packages in
> common betwen both versions and I didn't need to download it (or
> store it, as it is
> only a hard link) again.
> When I think the new version is ok to run in my production servers
> I simply move
> the upper link from one version to another, i.e. fom 5 -> 5.3 to 5 -
> > 5.4, the yum.conf
> files are set to get from the "5" repo and not from "5.x"
ok, so you decide when you want to upgrade your prod servers.
you make sure you have a local copy of 5.4 available somewhere and
change the symlink so yum has access to the rpms.
do 5.4 rpms at some point end up in the 5.3 update repo?
(if this is the case I don't have to do anything but wait for them to
or do I always have to rsync 5.4 over and arrange my files so that yum
finds them in the "5" directory
(and not "5.4")
> Hope this helps
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