[Yum] Multiple machines & timeliness of updates.

Kerry Cox kerry.cox at ksl.com
Fri Dec 5 18:20:46 UTC 2003


Thanks much. I will do that.
I appreciate all the feedback from everyone.
KJ

On Fri, 2003-12-05 at 10:54, Jim Perrin wrote:
> I've got a decent script that I've been using for this. feel free to modify 
> it to suit your needs.
> 
> I have this set to run as a crontab every day to keep up.
> 
> 
> #!/bin/bash
> 
> ### variables for the update script ###
> dest="/var/www/html/pub/redhat/linux/updates/9/"
> src="mirror.dulug.duke.edu::redhat-updates/9/"
> lockfile="/var/tmp/mirror.lock"
> rsync=`which rsync`
> yumbuild=`which yum-arch`
> 
> 
> ### Do we have a way to get the files?
> if [ ! -x $rsync ]; then
>         echo "Unable to locate rsync. Make sure it is installed and in your 
> path";
>         exit 1;
> fi
> ### Do we have a way to make the headers?
> if [ ! -x $yumbuild ]; then
>         echo "Unable to locate yum-arch. Make sure it's in your path";
>         exit 1;
> fi
> 
> ## Look for a lockfile so we don't start running the update twice
> if [ -f $lockfile ]; then
>         echo "This update script is already  running or stalled."
>         exit 0
> else
>         rm -rf $dest/headers
>         touch $lockfile
>         $rsync -azvH $src $dest
> fi
> ### Build the RPM headers for yum
> $yumbuild $dest
> 
> if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
>         rm -f $lockfile
>         echo "Rebuilding of header files failed." > $HOME/yum.rebuild ;
>         exit 1
> 
> else
> 
>         echo `/bin/date` > $dest/last-update.txt
>         rm -f $lockfile
> fi
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --On Friday, December 05, 2003 11:42 AM -0500 "Hedemark, Magnus" 
> <mhedemark at trueposition.com> wrote:
> 
> > Kerry Cox [mailto:kerry.cox at ksl.com] asks:
> >
> >> 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?
> >
> > It's cake.
> >
> > 1) Identify a Linux box to act as your repository server.
> > 2) Install ftp or http server software to grant clients access to your
> > repository.
> > 3) Install the yum suite on the server.
> > 4) Mirror the RPM's that you want to host.  For example:
> > 	rsync -aqH --delete mirror.physics.ncsu.edu::redhat/linux/9/en/os/
> > /local/path/to/redhat/9/base/
> > 5) "yum-arch /local/path/to/redhat/9/base/"
> > 6) Share this path through ftp or http.  Set up your yum clients to point
> > to this path.
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