FC13 network install using local repos

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Wed Aug 18 13:40:25 UTC 2010

Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-08-17 at 19:12 -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> I'm trying to do an install from a network export of the install DVD and 
>> a repo created from /var/cache/yum which has every upgrade and install 
>> RPM I've ever pulled off the network. I tried putting the copy of 
>> /var/cache/yum in a subdirectory and running 'createrepo' (worked AFAIK) 
>> but I can't seem to export the correct thing to get the repo used. I 
>> thought the relative path was in the repodata subdir, but that doesn't 
>> seem to be getting used.
> If it's any use, here's my /etc/yum.repos.d/local.repo file:
Thanks, my problem is getting the cached RPMs to work. Let me try to explain a 
bit more.

In the past, the /var/cache/yum had directories for repos, like 'updates,' 
'rawhide,' and 'updates-testing.' Now the structure is pushed down and looks 
like this.
   |-- i386
   |   `-- 12
   |       |-- adobe-linux-i386
   |       |-- fedora
   |       |-- fedora-debuginfo
   |       |-- installed
   |       |-- rawhide
   |       |-- rawhide-debuginfo

I can't seem to export that in a way that the network installer will use it when 
I specify it as an additional repo. Note this was a handy example, I'm actually 
using FC13, both 32 and 64 bit.

I don't know if the fault lies in the export or the createrepo, but it would 
speed upgrades no end if I could do things this way.

> name=Fedora Local Repo
> failovermethod=priority
> baseurl=file:///Repo
> enabled=1
> While /Repo contains:
> $ ls /Repo
> EFI     isolinux    repodata                       RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-13-SPARC  RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-sparc64
> GPL     media.repo  RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora             RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-i386      RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-x86_64
> images  Packages    RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-13-primary  RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-sparc     TRANS.TBL
> (It's just a copy of the distro DVD, so YMMV).
> poc

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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