Creating a Local Fedora 12 Yum Repository

yumfedora Fedora 12 has just been released so it’s time to add it to our arsenal of local yum repositories. We 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 12 YUM repository and client.

TIP: Distribute your Fedora YUM configuration via your Puppet Master

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Fedora 12: Constantine – Released to repositories

Fedora 12

Fedora 12 Overview

As always, Fedora continues to develop ( and integrate the latest free and open source software ( The following sections provide a brief overview of major changes from the previous release of Fedora.

For more details about other features that are included in Fedora 12 refer to their individual wiki pages that detail feature goals and progress:

Throughout the release cycle, there are interviews with the developers behind key features giving out the inside story:

The following are major features for Fedora 12:
* Improved WebCam support
* Better Video Codec
* Audio Improvements
* Better Power Management

Some other features in this release include:
* Automatic bug reporting tool
* Bluetooth on demand
* Many, many virtualization enhancements
* Still more security improvements

Features for Fedora 12 tracked on the feature list page:

A discussion putting these features in context may be found at:

Original Document: