[CentOS] CentOS 5.0 - Yum install using the install cd's as the RPM source

John Newbigin jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au
Thu Nov 8 06:44:20 UTC 2007

I have a php script which can make the contents of the DVD available via 
http. With one download and one lot of disk space, you can have the DVD 
image and a web install (without the hassle of loop mounting the image).

If you are interested let me know.


Keith Christian wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Mark Pryor <tlviewer at yahoo.com>
> To: centos at centos.org
> Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 11:51:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS 5.0 - Yum install using the install cd's as the RPM source
> Keith,
> --- Keith Christian <keithchristian at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>What is the mechanism or procedure for installing
>>additional packages from the six CentOS 5.0 CD's
>>using Yum, assuming a secured server with no outside
>>internet connection?
>>Debian based distributions are able to use the
>>package manager to search for and install from the
>>CD's, and I'm looking for the CentOS equivalent.
>>Obviously, it's possible to install "manually" from
>>a CD with:
>>       mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /media/cdrom
>>       cd /media/cdrom/CentOS
>>       rpm -U foobar-1.2.3.-4.5.el5.i386.rpm
>>Yum has such good dependency checking I'd like to
>>know of a way to use it if possible.
> Checkout the file
> /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Media.repo
> there are several pre-set mount points for your ISO
> mounts. For my DVD I use /mnt/repo
> I see above you have the right mount for an ISO. Then
> to point YUM to your media repo use
> #yum install SomeRPM --disablerepo=\*
> --enablerepo=c5-media
> if you want to ban external access, the disablerepo
> token is the key.

John Newbigin
ITS Senior Analyst / Programmer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

More information about the CentOS mailing list