Adding CentOS 5.4 to a local YUM Repository
What is CentOS
CentOS is 100% compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements. CentOS is for people who need an enterprise class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support.
Following the release of RHEL 5.4, CentOS 5.4 has just hit the CentOS mirrors. Time to update the Local CentOS YUM repository script.
Adding CentOS 5.4 to the YUM repository script
Create the following additional Directories for CentOS 5.4:
mkdir -p /var/www/html/centos/5.4/os/i386
mkdir -p /var/www/html/centos/5.4/updates/i386
mkdir -p /var/www/html/centos/5.4/os/x86_64
mkdir -p /var/www/html/centos/5.4/updates/x86_64
Add the CentOS 5.4 repository to the bash script which will rsync your local YUM repository server with a CentOS 5.4 YUM mirror.
CentOS Mirror list http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=30
#!/bin/sh rsync="rsync -avrt --bwlimit=256" mirror=ftp.is.co.za::IS-Mirror/centos verlist="5.3 5.4" archlist="i386 x86_64" baselist="os updates" local=/var/www/html/centos/ for ver in $verlist do for arch in $archlist do for base in $baselist do remote=$mirror/$ver/$base/$arch/ $rsync $remote $local/$ver/$base/$arch/ done done done
NB! Please read creating a Local CentOS YUM repository on CentOS 5.x before implementing.
Upgrading from CentOS 5.3 ( or CentOS 5.0 / 5.1 / 5.2 )
If you are already running CentOS 5.3 or an older CentOS 5 distro, all you need to do is update your machine via yum by running :