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1.3.4. Creating a Yum Repository

To set up a Yum repository, follow these steps:
Procedure 1.1. Setting Up a Yum repository
  1. Install the createrepo package:
    ~]# yum install createrepo
  2. Copy all of the packages into one directory, such as /mnt/local_repo/.
  3. Run the createrepo --database command on that directory:
    ~]# createrepo --database /mnt/local_repo


    Because RPM packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 are compressed using the XZ lossless data compression format, and may also be signed using alternative (and stronger) hash algorithms such as SHA-256, it is not possible to run createrepo on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to create the package metadata for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 packages. The createrepo command relies on rpm to open and inspect the packages, and rpm on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not able to open the improved Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 RPM package format.
This will create the necessary metadata for your Yum repository, as well as the sqlite database for speeding up yum operations.

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