[CentOS-docs] Adding to CreateLocalRepos wiki page

Mon Dec 24 03:26:46 UTC 2012
Andres Mejia <amejia004 at gmail.com>

Alright. It's basically making use of the programs yumdownloader, rpm, and

What I do is I have a machine that has the same setup as the other machines
in the isolated network. This machine has Internet access, so what I go to
some directory where I want to download the RPM packages into with
yumdownloader. In this directory, I run the following.

$ yumdownloader --resolve $(rpm -qa --qf

Note that there is suppose to be a space after %{ARCH} in the formatting
string above. This takes a while, but eventually, all the packages get
downloaded. Once finished, I use createrepo to create a basic repository,
burn the new repo onto disc (the repo is about 1GB so I burn it to a DVD),
and then transfer the repo into a share directory in the isolated network.
Each machine has a .repo file under /etc/yum.repos.d/ which points to this
share, so to update each machine, it's simply a matter of running 'yum

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 1:43 PM, John <lmindlists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Andres, while you're waiting, would you please send that information to
> me? I'm actually doing that very process in our lab and would be curious to
> know what you did.
> My email is lmindlists at gmail.com and I'm John.
> Andres Mejia <amejia004 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi. I want to make a small update to the CreateLocalRepos how-to page. My
>> account username is AndresMejia.
>> The update are just small notes on creating a local repo of just the
>> packages which are already installed on a system. This is useful when you
>> maintain systems which are in their own isolated network.
>> ~ Andres
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