Caching updates locally
mark at mitre.org
Tue Oct 31 20:32:59 UTC 2006
Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 09:54:00AM -0500, Joe Tseng wrote:
>> I want to be able to cache yum updates locally so when I build machines via
>> kickstart I can have them update more quickly from a local server. I can't
>> seem to recall how to do this using wget, and googling hasn't turned
>> anything up yet.
> Set up squid and add
> to your /etc/yum.conf on all hosts? Also, tweak /etc/yum.repos.d/ so that
> you don't use mirrorlist, but one particular mirror.
The original poster said during 'build' with kickstart and that is a
problem. The installer has a brand new step to allow additional repo.
specification during the install. (Extras configured by default in this
way). In kickstart the keyword for specifying the additional repository
is 'repo --name=xx ...' However, if you are behind a network proxy, and
Im guessing most people that build muitiple machines from kickstart are,
there's another problem as currently there is no direct way to set a
proxy during the install. Also note that when using kickstart, AFAICT
the FC6 Extras built-in repo stays on by default trying to access the
web directly, hanging the install.
I'm using squid as an accelerator to try and work around this.
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