[Yum] Multiple machines & timeliness of updates.

Kerry Cox kerry.cox at ksl.com
Fri Dec 5 16:24:50 UTC 2003

Setting up a yum repository or something similar is something I have
been meaning to do a long time. Are there any good texts out there that
explain how? Any suggested HowTos or URLs?
I checked the main yum page and though there are public repositories
listed I am loathe to overtax them and our bandwidth with 50+ machines.
A local repository would work nicely.
I am a new convert to yum (moving over from apt-get) and figured this is
probably the way to go seeing as how all our machines use Red Hat and
will probably continue to use Fedora.

On Fri, 2003-12-05 at 09:03, Hedemark, Magnus wrote:
> Harvey J. Stein [mailto:hjstein at covad.net] said:
> [stuff about downloading packages only once for multiple machines]
> There are two good ways to do this:
> 1) Create a local mirror of the yum repository on your LAN.  For only two
> machines this might be overkill.
> 2) Set up a squid caching proxy, and bump up the values so it retains large
> files (and lots of them).  Point your yum clients through the squid proxy.
> First machine to request a package downloads it over the Internet.
> Subsequent clients grab it from cache.
> The second option requires less storage capacity on one server than a full
> repository, and will automagically purge packages that are no longer needed.
> If I were only doing 2 clients I'd give that option a try.
> --Magnus
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