On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 08:57 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
i thought of that and was fairly sure it would work, but that
approach has two issues:
1) i wasn't *absolutely* sure that yum doesn't squirrel away any
accompanying meta-info as it's populating /var/cache/yum so i was a
little nervous about just dumping a pile of extra rpms in there which
yum itself didn't stash there.
put the files in /var/cache/yum/$repoid/packages
yum won't care.
2) on some systems, /var might be a separate filesystem and just isn't
capable of handling 1 or 2 Gig of packages tossed into it. (yes,
yes, symlinks, i know. :-)
hence wanting to specify an additional local repository to be used
in conjunction with the standard online one. i'm still a little
nervous about the earlier suggestion of:
If you want to setup a local repo, go right ahead.
Then add that path as another repo in your yum configs.
Then set the cost for that repo to something lower than 1000 (man