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

Tue Nov 26 21:38:24 UTC 2013
Phelps, Matt <mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu>

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 4:32 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> 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...
> --
> john r pierce                                      37N 122W
> somewhere on the middle of the left coast

It doesn't necessarily have to be on an http server. Just in an
accessible location (e.g. via NFS) and use a file:// URL in the .repo

Matt Phelps
System Administrator, Computation Facility
Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu, http://www.cfa.harvard.edu