Thursday 2 February 2012

Yum Server in RHEL 6

                                   Yum is a yellow dog update manager it is a new package manager introduced by redhat with RHEL5 in year 2007 but now in RHEL6 they also have this facility to manage the packages. By using YUM we can manage the packages in many ways. YUM is always working in Server/Client.

Features of yum over rpm.
  • Multiple Repositories
  • Simple config file
  • Correct dependency calculation and fast operation
  • rpm consistent behavior
  • Simple interface

# install the package
yum install packagename
# delete the old and install the new package            
yum update packagename  
# erase/delete the package        
yum erase packagename 
# remove the package           
yum remove packagename        

Yum Server in RHEL 6

Using FTP method

Go to RHEL6 - settings - Hardware - add - cd/dvd - use physical drive/use ISO image - finish

    #  if not mount reboot the machine
    mount -a                                                      
    cd /media/RHEL 6.0\ i386\ Disc\ 1/

    # make sure that all rpm are available

    cd Packages

    # make sure ftp server is running                                              
    rpm -ivh vsftpd*                                          
    rpm -ivh *ftp*

    rpm -ivh createrepo.rpm
    rpm -ivh deltarpm*
    rpm -ivh python*
   Copy all DVD content in one location /var/ftp/pub/rhel6

    #  rpm collection location
    cd /var/ftp/pub/rhel6 
    #   creating repository                                   
    createrepo .                                                 

    # make an entry in server side
    vim /etc/yum.repos.d/server.repo                 

                 # to enable yum server
                 # for group policy check
    # make an entry in client side
    vim /etc/yum.repos.d/server.repo                    

    yum install gcc (client side example)

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