local yum repository

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by viviotech, May 12, 2006.

  1. viviotech

    viviotech New Member

    Hey Guys,

    I'm trying tirelessly to set up a yum repository FOR UPDATES (not for base, devel, etc) on our local network. I've mirrored the directory structure of a CentOS mirror online (ie rpm updates exist in /centos/3/updates/i386/RPMS and /centos/4.2/updates/i386/ and so on.

    Here's my problem. At first I started out trying to use yum-arch to "yummify" my repository so that the other machines on the network would know how to use the repository. That didn't end up working for me, plus I got a message that says it is deprecated and that I should instead use createrepo, which creates .xml files instead of the standard header files that yum-arch creates. So I installed createrepo and generated the .xml files.

    I have an ftp server set up for on my repository box. Long story short, my yum clients are looking for header files at ftp://location/to/my/rpms/headers/headers.info (the "old" way) while createrepo creates an .xml file in /path/to/my/rpms/repodata/repmd.xml.

    OK so first question is: how can I get yum to work with my repo? Then I guess we'll go from there.

    Any insight / advice would be greatly appreciated!

    thanks a bunch,

    Andrew
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

  3. viviotech

    viviotech New Member

    thanks

    I hadn't seen those ones, thanks. Making headway.
     
  4. Quinton

    Quinton New Member

    Hi Falko,

    Thanks for the links. I have been following the the first one (http://www.tqmcube.com/repo.php) and came across a problem when doing a rsync. Error is....

    rsync: failed to connect to distro.ibiblio.org: Connection refused (111)
    rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(98)

    Looking at the output of /var/log/messages, I see this...

    May 23 08:29:30 skylab kernel: [UDP reject] IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=192.168.8.100 DST=192.168.8.255 LEN=78 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=32801 DPT=137 LEN=58
    May 23 08:29:31 skylab kernel: [TCP reject] IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=192.168.8.100 DST=152.2.210.109 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=19475 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=60706 DPT=873 WINDOW=5840 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
    May 23 08:29:34 skylab kernel: [TCP reject] IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=192.168.8.100 DST=152.2.210.109 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=19476 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=60706 DPT=873 WINDOW=5840 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0

    Can you help? - I'm a new to Linux.

    Thanks
    Quinton
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    I guess that the rsync port is not open at distro.ibiblio.org.
     

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