[CentOS] For building my local repo, how large is 5.4 update?
rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Oct 26 13:36:44 UTC 2009
> Hi Robert,
>> I have run a local repo for Centos updates for some time.
> You actually bring up a good item here. I am starting to learn more
> and deploy CentOS. I should run a local repo too, save bandwidth, etc.
> Do you have a tutorial for setting up a local repository? Can one
> store, say multiple versions , just in case?
I have never automated my process, and I have as many versions as I want
to blow disk space on.
For the base OS, the script that is running right now is:
# cat basesync.sh
rsync -avu rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/5.4/os/i386/ \
--delete --exclude=debug/ /repos/centos/5.4/os/i386
# cat updatesync.sh
rsync -auv rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/5.4/updates/i386/ \
--delete --exclude=debug/ /repos/centos/5.4/updates/i386
'Traditionally' I run the updates script whenever I see a Centos
Annoucement of new rpms.
I have a symlink of /repos/centos to /var/www/html so I then setup my
/etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo to have:
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
Where 5.n is the version I am running on that box. I also have a symlink
of the current version to /repos/centos/5 so I can just use
/centos/5/.... for the current version. I have to update that symlink
today from 5.3 to 5.4...
Oh there is a similar line for [updates].
I recently deleted my repos for FC9 and rsynced the repos for FC11.
There I have a bit more to exclude.
On a fresh install I boot into 'linux askmethod' off CD 1, and provide
the URL for the base repo to install off my local repo which is faster
than flipping through 6 CDs (and more reliable). I suspect it would even
be faster than the 1 DVD, if I had servers here with DVD drives on them!
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