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James Antill - August 12th, 2008

Aug. 12th, 2008

11:03 pm - Not putting all your pkgs in one repo. (yum edition)

As you create packages for private use, the question will eventually come up "where do I put these". The choice is obvious for the first package, just create a repo. (using createrepo -d) and distribute the my.repo file. However as you create more packages the answer should expand to having multiple repos. Different package managers have a different ideas about what should go inside a single repository, and the corollary to that is if you take the "best practice" for some other package manager and apply it to yum the results might not be all they could be. This posting will try and lay out the best practises for yum (3.2.z), and some of the reasons for them.

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