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Re: "yum update" with most of the rpms already on a USB key?



On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 01:54:23PM +1100, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 18:26 -0700, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:34:15AM +1100, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> > > 
> > > I can't help but wonder whether a useful feature on yum wouldn't be to
> > > have an option for one of the boxed in the local network to become a
> > > 'repo' of sorts.
> > 
> > It sounds to me that you would get really all what you desire
> > basically "for free" by NFS mounting 'packages' subdirectories of
> > /var/yum/cache/* from a common location and while configuring yum on
> > machines using that with "keepcache=1".  Metadata will remain
> > "private" on each machine.  You can also use 'autofs' with a timeout
> > to perform mountings on demand.
> 
> For starters, hands up everyone with more than one Fedora install (of
> the same variety) in-house.
> 
> What I'm suggesting is something I've thought yum should do for some
> time.

Have you heard of InstantMirror [1] and IntelligentMirror [2]?

[1] https://fedorahosted.org/InstantMirror/wiki
[2] https://fedorahosted.org/intelligentmirror/


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