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Installing CentOS 5.6 in Local Mirror

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Old 04-05-2011
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Installing CentOS 5.6 in Local Mirror
  

Well I am looking to have CentOS 5.6 as a local mirror on the system of mine. I want to know how can I set the same after a local mirror on the computer of mine? Let me know whether it is safe to have an early adopter for the production system? Let me know if you are having any useful instruction to meet the requirement of mine. any help on this particular matter would be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance.

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Re: Installing CentOS 5.6 in Local Mirror

I am sorry to say the thing which you are trying to get is not possible right now. Why because the CentOS 5.6 is yet to be released by the developer of this particular operating system. According to me it would not be safe at all to install this particular operating system on the production system before the announcement of the releasing of the this particular operating system from the developer side.
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Re: Installing CentOS 5.6 in Local Mirror

I have found a potential issue with the release of this particular operating system. Well md5sum for openssl-0.9.8e-12.el5_5.7.i686.rpm is seems to be quite different distribution than that of the other repository. I have also found that the openssl was not upgraded at all from the 5.5 to 5.6 hence I am sure that it has been included into the repo. Also the Kickstart seems to fail while the Anaconda is attempting to install the Openssl.
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Re: Installing CentOS 5.6 in Local Mirror

I think it seems to be different kind of issue from the checksum issue with ISO file of the operating system. The 5.6 version is seems to build against of the 5.6 and not of the 5.5. it is already mentioned that the version 5.6 is not released officially. Mirrors would be pre seeded and then the updates would be released in latter future. I am not sure what number of mirrors would be opened before the official announcement of the releasing.
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Re: Installing CentOS 5.6 in Local Mirror

If you are having number of system and you are looking to setup local mirror from the updates or by using the network install. The $releasever variable into the yum repo definitions would always maps the current major release number. You need to login into the server machine as root and create a share by using the following piece of the code.
Code:
mkdir -p /share/CentOS/5.6
cd /share/CentOS
ln -s 5.6 5
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Re: Installing CentOS 5.6 in Local Mirror

Any new release is consist of a new repo which is containing the latest file from the previous release of the files plus the a big set of the new updates. If you are looking to prepare for 5.6 you should use the following set of command.
Code:
cd /share/CentOS
cp -al 5.5 5.6
mv 5.6/updates/i386/RPMS/* 5.6/os/i386/CentOS
mv 5.6/updates/x86_64/RPMS/* 5.6/os/x86_64/CentOS
I am hoping that it will help you out to get the requirement of yours.
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