[CentOS] rpm --freshen issue
Todd.Denniston at tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil
Wed Oct 21 15:27:39 UTC 2009
ken wrote, On 10/21/2009 05:12 AM:
> On 10/20/2009 12:15 PM Benjamin Franz wrote:
>> ken wrote:
>>> Yeah, this directory contains 1507 rpms (IIRC)... which is a lot, but it
>>> should still work. This is Linux, after all. And there's plenty enough
>>> memory and cpu to handle it.
>> rpm --freshen --repackage *
>> for 1500+ rpms probably exceeds the maximum character length for some
>> part of the system after expansion of the '*' by the shell.
<SNIP understanding shell command length>
<SNIP drawn out scripting>
> Benjamin, thanks for your constructive response. Any further such (from
> you or anyone else) will be much appreciated.
>> Alternatively, use 'createrepo' to create a Yum repository of the RPMs
>> and use yum to handle it for you.
please let me second the idea for using createrepo on the collection so that you can then use yum to
Assuming "/install" is where the rpms are at and createrepo is installed from base(at least on 5. it
is in base), running the following commands should get the system going:
cat >> /etc/yum.repos.d/quickupdate.repo << END_EOF
name=expedient update dir
#assume the machine already has gpg key for all rpms you have
yum update --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=expedient
alternatively if the problem is not really the shell length, then
yum localupdate /install
yum localupdate /install/*
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