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

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Thu Nov 8 21:40:22 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 10:51 -0800, Mark Pryor wrote:
> 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?
> > 
> ><snip>

> 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.

IIRC, it's not that simple with the 6 CDs. Search the CentOS
forums/lists (google site:centos.org argument IIRC). ISTM that you need
to combine the CDs into a single image.

If so, and network capacity/cost is not an issue, it might be better to
download the DVD image and then loop mount it. Then all works as Mark

All this from hazy memory remaining after months of extensive work
hours, so there may be mis-info here, but I hope not.


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