[CentOS-devel] CentOS-4.4 yumconf

John Newbigin jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au
Wed Oct 11 23:09:14 UTC 2006

C.M. Connelly wrote:

> "JN" == John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>
>     JN> The easiest workaround I found was to add reposdir=
>     JN> to your /etc/yum.conf [main] section.
>     JN> This means you can't add other repos into that directory
>     JN> but I don't normally do that anyway.
> Good if you don't, but if you wanted to, say, also use the
> RPMForge repositories, their package installs new .repo files into
> /etc/yum.repos.d.  I'd imagine that most yumconf packages would do
> the same, as /etc/yum.repos.d is the standard location for those
> packages.
That is true, but because all our machines use a common config from an 
include=, I add the rpmforge manually to the master yum.conf (on our web 
server) and that takes care of it.  As I said, it is a workaround, not a 

I still would like (at a minimum) to see the files put back into the 
yumconf package.  Even better would be yumconf-centos which provides 


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John Newbigin
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Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

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