[CentOS-docs] Wiki Access Request for Java How To's

Fri Apr 24 23:23:49 UTC 2009
Sean Gilligan <sean at msgilligan.com>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 04/24/2009 08:25 PM, Sean Gilligan wrote:
>> That's really cool! I'd love to help with testing and documentation. I'm
>> also interested in sharing Cobbler configurations publicly, but I'm not
>> sure what that entails.
> There is a small app I wrote many years back to handle kickstarts, I am 
> sure that could be expanded into something that can be used to share 
> cobbler / puppet / kickstart configs. Something that should move up in 
> the priority list for sure.

I'm pretty sure the cobbler web interface allows you to share cobbler 
and kickstart configs - would you integrate with that?  (I haven't 
looked at it for a while and it may be designed for use inside a 
firewall.  I'm not familiar with puppet.)

>> I noticed this wiki page
>> (http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/CreateLocalMirror) was recently added. I
>> believe using Cobbler is a valid alternative approach for this, right?
> not really - but there is a definite overlap in interest there. Cobbler 
> uses reposync under the hood - which is something that should absolutely 
> be on that page, since thats what it does.
> Cobbler on the other hand is a much wider and a much more focused tool 
> on provisioning, not so much about management and maintenance.

I set up a local mirror of a Fedora 6 yum repo about 2 years ago and it 
was not simple (for me).  About a year ago I did it for Fedora 8 with 
cobbler and it was very simple.  My recollection was that Cobbler was a 
superset of setting up a local repo and, given the ease of use, a better 

I hope to be setting up cobbler on CentOS 5.3 shortly, so that should 
refresh my memory.

-- Sean

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