I followed this link on how to create my own yum repository for base install and update purposes. If you notice, why would I need a 5 folder on top of 5.4? My installation at the moment is all 5.4, so when I ran "yum update" it wanted to go to http://domain.com/5/... instead of picking up the 5.4 directory. Is 5 basically 5.4 w/ the most updated packages for that tree? meaning, if 5.5 comes out, 5 would be the latest and greatest and if I wanted to track 5.4, I would still need a 5.4 folder to track changes with?


Typically, within 5, there are symlinks to the latest version of CentOS 5. With older versions, the main number directory was the symlink.

With my local repo, I follow this convention. That way, I can rsync the latest version without having to manually update all my server's yum.conf when a new version is released.

Updates to the distribution are included within 5/updates.

  • So rsyncing 5.4 and 5 is basically the same thing (at the moment until new version is out)? If i follow the site I found the tutorial on, he's rsyncing both 5 and 5.4, but until a new version of 5.x comes out, having to rsync two diff repo is pointless, no? – luckytaxi Mar 31 '10 at 20:54
  • So with an older version of RHEL/Centos, I'll have to substitute $releasever with "4.3" or "4.5" if 4.8 is the latest? – luckytaxi Mar 31 '10 at 20:58
  • I would sync 5, create a complete copy as "5.4," and resync updates to 5. When 5.5 comes out, you would have a manual step of creating a copy of 5 as 5.5. But, if you don't have a requirement of keeping 5.4 around, you could just rsync to latest which would automatically change with new releases. – Warner Mar 31 '10 at 22:06

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