[CentOS] Most efficient way to create a CentOS 3 test VM

Tue Nov 26 21:32:39 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/26/2013 12:00 PM, Warren Young wrote:
> It seems wasteful to install the last published version of the OS, then
> scp over my local update RPMs, freshen from those,*then*  check with the
> vault for yet more updates.
> What I'm hoping for is some way to get a "CentOS 3.10", being 3.9 with
> the vault updates directory contents merged in.
> Is there a straightforward way to do that, or is schlepping around
> folders full of RPMs actually the best way to go?

I'd mirror the vault repository on a local http server, and edit the 
CentOS-Base.repo file to point to it, then you can just run yum update...

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