[CentOS] local repositories

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Jan 4 17:03:18 UTC 2012

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 01/04/2012 09:52 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
>> On Wed, 4 Jan 2012, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> I need a clarification to the documentation.
>> Why are you doing a createrepo there at all?  If you're adding your own
>> packages to the base, why not have it as a separate repo?
> You do not HAVE to run createrepo unless you want to do so, and in fact
> I recommend that you don't.
> We do serveral things with createrepo, including providing deltarpms
> (the yum-presto plugin) for updates where a usually much smaller DELTA
> is downloaded for updates rather than the entire package.
Ok, then why, after he's rsync'd from the mirror, and I try to PXEboot
install, does it fail, asserting (and I just ran it, so I could get the
exact wording): "Unable to read group information from repositories. This
is a  problem with the generation of your install tree."?

I've compared the 6.0/os/x86_64 and 6.2/os/x86_64, and ownership,
permissions, and directories seem identical.


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