[Yum] YFRQ ...

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Jan 22 18:14:03 UTC 2004


On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, C.Lee Taylor wrote:

> Greetings ...
> 
>     Thanks Robert for your reply, both options would be an idea, but a 
> little out of my league, for one, I think I will just setup a proxy 
> server, and get all my servers to run through that, and for the queuing 
> system, I think I will just keep my scratch pad next to me and write 
> down what I want for now.

Naaa, it's not out of your league.  There are step by step instructions
for at least the rsync option on the yum HOWTO and/or the yum article on
my website.  If you have a few spare GB of space on any partition I'd
urge that you give the rsync method a try (and give me feedback on the
directions at the same time).  So don't worry, I'll catch you if you
fall (if not me, other list members:-), and fix the documentation at the
same time.

Look under

  http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/General/general.php

for links to the yum documentation that tells how, complete with
step by step examples involving real servers...

Seriously, if you think setting up a proxy server is part of an
acceptable solution, rsync-mirroring should be a piece of cake.

Oh, and I forgot to even mention a second way to create a mirror that is
possibly even easier -- somebody on this list has written an application
called "yum mirror" using yum's urlgrabber and the file/header lists it
generates.  I think creating a mirror of a yum repository is a one step
process using this tool and doesn't even involve figuring out anonymous
rsync (or having a server that supports it).  Basically, if yum can use
a repository, you can mirror it in such a way that you can use the local
mirror instead.

Look on the list archives or maybe the main yum page (seth?) for a link
to yum-mirror -- I can't recall it offhand but its author is on the
list, of course and will probably speak out.

  rgb

> 
> Thanks again
> Mailed
> Lee
> 
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