Re: Creating a local RPM repository

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Bill Davidsen wrote:

>>> But it's really simple, just create a directory on a server,
>>> mount it rw on /var/cache/yum, and run update on one machine at a time.
>>> Any prm used on one machine is there for the others, and you never
>>> download a byte of data you don't need on *some* machine, so bandwidth
>>> is minimized.
>> Thanks for the response.
>> I'm away from home at the moment, so can't try what you suggest.
>> But I don't understand one point:
>> Isn't /var/cache/yum/updates/packages/ normally cleared after "yum
>> update"?
> See the original post, which noted that /etc/yum.conf needs keepcache set
> to 1.

Ok, thanks, I missed that.
Must have fallen into the sea somewhere between Ireland and Italy.

I suppose you just have to clear the cache every now and then?
How do you do that, as a matter of interest? 

Timothy Murphy  
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