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Re: yum local repos first?



On 4/8/06, Stuart <smcg2297 frii com> wrote:
>
> "Kam Leo" wrote:
> > On 4/8/06, Stuart <smcg2297 frii com> wrote:
> > > "Paul Howarth" wrote in message news:1144490750 9865 26 camel laurel intra city-fan org   
> > > > On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 19:58 -0600, Stuart McGraw wrote:
> > > > > i have a fc5 machine with a very slow modem internet
> > > > > connection, so I set up a local yum repository holding
> > > > > most of the core rpms.  With the other network repo's
> > > > > disabled, I can install from it fine.
> > > > >
> > > > > But when the network repos are enabled, and an install
> > > > > has core dependencies, yum gets them all from the
> > > > > network repo even though many are available locally.
> > > > >
> > > > > Is there some way to specify a repo "preference" so
> > > > > that the local repos will be used to satisfy dependencies
> > > > > before going to remote repos?
> > > >
> > > > Afraid not, unless you disable the core repo itself.
> > > >
> > > > Why not just go the whole way and have your local repo contain *all* of
> > > > the core packages, then you can just disable the core repo permanently.
> > > >
> > > > Do you still have the FC5 ISO images on your hard drive?
> > >
> > > Actually, I have done that, but it just pushes the problem
> > > to other repositories, like extras.  I don't have space to
> > > mirror everything, or the bandwidth to download it.
> > >
> > > What I want is a download once enviroment -- once a
> > > package gets downloaded, it sticks around for all further
> > > installs on any machine on the local network.
> > >
> >
> > There have been discussions regarding this issue for every release.
> > The answer is to create your own repo. Check the list archives or the
> > Fedora FAQ for details.
>
> I did that.  The problem (detailed in another post in
> this thread) is that yum tries to download rpms from
> the remote repos despite their presence in the local
> repo.  I have spent the last two days searching the
> archives unsuccessfully.  Do you know why that might
> be happening or how to stop it from happening?
>

The problem is with repos not sanctioned by Fedora Core. You get
similar packages with different suffixes. Yum is not able to
differentiate. In this instance you have to pick your repos wisely.
You can also do as I did for FC4, i.e. use Smart Package Manager. Give
the Fedora Core and/or Extras higher priority than the auxiliary repos
and your problem should be minimized.


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