[CentOS] Creating a controlled local repo

Mogens Kjaer mk at crc.dk
Thu Oct 23 08:31:38 UTC 2008

Sorin Srbu wrote:
> Therefore I've planned to create a local repo on one of our servers, share
> /var/cache/yum, set keepcache to 1 on that server and have it reposync
> periodically (like once a week) with CentOS Base, Extras, rpmforge and so on.

Why not make a "real" mirror using rsync, test new updates on a test
test machine, and run "yum update" on the clients when the test
machine is ok?

You could risk getting into trouble updating via a shared
/var/cache/yum when CentOS 5.3, 5.4, etc. comes out.

Use nvidia-x11-drv from rpmforge to get updated nvidia drivers.


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