[Yum] Maintaining yum repositories

Jeff Sheltren sheltren at cs.ucsb.edu
Fri Nov 21 18:28:33 UTC 2003

I do the same thing.  There is something to be said for having a machine
go from zero to fully patched and configured in around 10 min.  Once my
machines are built I rely on yum to keep them patched and to push out
new packages to groups of machines, but by merging updates into a the
base install I can save quite a bit of time (especially true for
distributions like RH 7.3 where there are a ton of patches...).


On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 10:18, Nielsen, Steve wrote:
> For new installs I would prefer the RPMs installed be the latest versions (for security purposes) vs. the original ones that came with the distro. Plus installing the originals then upgrading (via yum) will cause the builds to take longer too. I manage a large number of machines and need all the security and time savings I can get. :)
> Steve

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