Creating a Local Fedora 11 Yum Repository

yumfedoraWe all know the importance of creating a local YUM repository on your LAN. Not only do you decrease the time it takes to download and install updates, you also decrease bandwidth usage.

This How To will show you a simple yet effective way of setting up your local Fedora YUM server and client.

TIP: Distribute your Fedora YUM configuration via your Puppet Master

Preliminary Note:

I’m using two Fedora 11 installations in this tutorial with server1.example.co.za configured with Apache httpd

* server1.example.co.za (IP 10.0.0.100): Fedora YUM Repo and httpd server
* server2.example.co.za (IP 10.0.0.102): Fedora YUM client

Configure Fedora YUM repo and httpd server as follows:

Create the following Directories:

Create a bash script that will rsync your local YUM Repo server with your local YUM mirror (Make sure the mirror supports rsync).

Fedora Mirror list – http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist

Add the bash script to your crontab to update your local repository every night (01H00 in this case)

Configure Fedora YUM client servers as follows:

Rename all existing yum repositories from *.repo to *.old

Test your setup by running a yum update on your client machine.