[CentOS] UC UC What happened to 6.1

Wed Nov 16 17:40:17 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:15 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>>> The point I think john is trying to make is that you can also just put
>>> the updates and CR repos on a DVD (it might not fit) or usb hard drive /
>>> key (better idea as this can hold several GB).
>>> Then you can put that on the network and update from there.
>> Is there a scripted approach to this that will always get a consistent
>> snapshot copy even if you run it while updates are being added in the
>> repositories?   Waiting for a new DVD spin avoids that issue.
>> If the networks don't have to be absolutely isolated, you might also
>> fire up a squid proxy on a box with internet access and point yum to
>> it, or perhaps use ssh port-forwarding to reach a network with an
>> internet proxy.
> When we update the mirrors on mirror.centos.org ... we put the packages
> on first, then the metadata.
> This approach means that during our rsyncs, we always have consistent
> installs ... except that the packages could be newer until a given sync
> finishes (but you should be able to install from the repo at all times).

That timing must not always be propagated to other mirrors - at least
I've hit missing dependencies in yum updates that fix themselves in a
day or so.   That would be more annoying in a situation where you had
to make new copies and transport them somewhere.

   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com