On 11/30/2010 8:09 AM, brandon wrote:
> Shorter answer: Yum will attempt to obtain files from whatever
> repository you tell it to use. If you want to download files from an
> RHEL 5 repo, all you you need to do is configure said repo and tell Yum
> to use it.
> As an addendum, you might be particularly interested in "yumdownloader",
> which is a tool for downloading packages (including source RPMs) without
> actually installing them.
Assuming it is possible to set a priority, so the F13 repo will have a
lower priority than the EL5 repo, is there a document somewhere that you
know of to explain this, or am I relegated to having to dig into another
mailing list and make a different shout-out to a different group of
people? Are you telling me to just go away?
I ask here because this project has decided to use yum as a distribution
method. I believe by making such a decision there is a bit of
responsibility around helping people use the distribution tool the
project has selected, instead of sending people blindly into a different
project for help.
To be honest, I still think the simplest (but ugly) method may be to
just browse koji, pull the top level file, read the rpm spec, pull
dependencies and so forth in the same manner. Painful as it may be,
there is less of a question about things that way. Yum is nice, but
blind. In my experience with it, it is more of the fisher price tool of
software downloading, you have a few big buttons but little control.
It'd be nice and simple if there was just a folder where all of the src
RPMs are availalble for download, much like is done on the Redhat side
of the project:
Nice, succinct, and everything in one place.
I thought I replied to this thread yesterday but don't see it now, so my
apologies if this is a duplicate. Can't you use the version intended
for RHEL in the EPEL repository, even if you have to pull the source
rpms and rebuild with different options or patch files:
Or use an RHEL or CentOS machine with yumdownloader (from the yum-utils
package) to grab them. Even if you have to install a virtual machine
under some other OS, that's not at all difficult.
Or, if there is any way to connect to an internet-connected box, you
might be able to use ssh port-forwarding to set up a proxy for yum to