Configure yum server in centos 7 | step by step yum repository | linux package manager

Configure yum server in centos 7 | step by step yum repository | linux package manager

YUM (Yellowdog Updater Modified) is an open source package management tool for RPM (RedHat Package Manager) based Linux systems. It allows  to easily install, update, remove or search software packages on a systems.

OS        -    CentOS 7
IP        -    172.17.20.110
Package    -    Createrepo        

Step 1

Install Createrepo Package :

yum install createrepo httpd

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Step 2

Copy ISO file of CentOS 7 everything OR download from internet it’s approx 6-7GB.

Note : - In this tutorial we used a CentOS 7 64bit Minimal and copy in “iso” directory

ls  /iso


Create repo directory - select name according to your project

mkdir  /var/www/html/linuxtopic


Step 3

Mount CentOS 7 ISO

mount -o loop /iso/CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1708.iso

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cd /mntls


Copy Packages in repo directory

rsync -av  /mnt/Packages/   /var/www/html/linuxtopic/


Step 4

Generate yum repository

createrepo /var/www/html/linuxtopic

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Your repo generated successfully , you can check repodata folder

ls -l /var/www/html/linuxtopic/repodata/


Restart  httpd server

systemctl restart httpdSystemctl status httpd


Step 5

Go to  Client and  Add repo entry in yum.repo.d, create any file add following entry

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/linuxtopic.repo

[linuxtopic]                  
name=linuxtopic yum repo      
baseurl=http://172.17.20.110/linuxtopic    


enabled=1          
gpgcheck=0

[linuxtopic]                        =    Repository name

baseurl=http://172.17.20.110/linuxtopic     =    base url of yum server

enabled=1                       =    1 = enable / 0= disable

gpgcheck=0                    =    0 = disable / 1 =  enable

Step 6

Install Package

yum clean expire-cache ; sudo yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="linuxtopic" install  package-name
Ex
yum clean expire-cache ; sudo yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="linuxtopic" install  chrony


Step 7

Update yum repository

Download / copy rpm package in  /var/www/html/linuxtopic directory

yum --downloadonly --downloaddir=/var/www/html/linuxtopic/ vim*


Update Repository

createrepo --update /var/www/html/linuxtopic



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