[CentOS] local repo

Mon May 30 11:03:22 UTC 2011
Daniel Bird <dbird at sgul.ac.uk>

On 27/05/2011 16:22, Jerry Geis wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I am installing I use kickstart and have a line like:
>      repo --name=Updates
> --baseurl=
> and that works great for installing the OS.
> After that the machine reboots and I have it automatically go into
> additional installations running scripts.
> These installations do "yum install XXX".
> However, its no longer using my above repo its using the mirrorlist (as
> expected).
> My questions are :
> 1) I dont see a way in yum to say "use this repo to install", is there a
> way to point to my server in the office
> and dont do the mirrorlist.
> 2) Do I just drop a file called CentOS-office in the /etc/yum.repos.d
> directory
> that looks like this and it will be used first instead of the mirrorlist:
I do this in %post (along with installs for our standard extras)

wget -q -O - http://path/to/my/repo/file.repo | cat > 

That way, when updates to centos-release happen I keep my config and end 
up with a CentOS-Base.repo.rpmnew which I can merge if required.