SYS: Configure a remote repository.

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To configure an access to a remote repository, create the /etc/yum.repos.d/remote.repo file and add the following lines:

[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
enabled=1
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phelun
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phelun

Hello Certdepot, great job in here. I’m planning to take the rhcsa6 in some few days time. Just from my imagination, do you also get root access to the remote repo server, in case they have turned off services so you can easily turn it on as root?

Will it be required to change password also for root in the remote server/physical host machine?

If NDA disallows such tips, I will understand that if you don’t respond on this …

Kindest regards.

phelun
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phelun

Superb, thanks a million CertDepot, appreciate the swift response. If I get stuck, do expect me again πŸ™‚ thank you so much mate.

phelun
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phelun

Good morning CertDepot and to everyone,

Less than 24hours, I should be on the hot seat.

Looking at the above example for repository, I have noticed you have used variables in your baseurl path: [$releasever,$basearch].

Not so comfortable with variables and will do everything to avoid them, my question is if a specific path is provided e.g /var/www/html/install/packages, do i still need any form of variables to point to that path in my repo file? I don’t really understand how variables work. πŸ™

phelun
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phelun

## RHCSA crushed πŸ™‚

Hey CertDepot, I barely know who you are, but I really want to say a big thank you. You site has been quite useful. * Thanks abunch *

unixmtl
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unixmtl

Hi Mr CertDepot,

Thanks a lot for all your work !

For the RHCSA exam do you have to know by heart configuration files like yum repo or kickstart ? The length is a bit overwhelming since I am used to do this by copy paste !

Cheers

phil_guy412
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phil_guy412
Can you let me know if I’m doing this right? Assuming I don’t get any repositories pre-installed on my machine and I have to add/enable a remote repository they give me. I would do this by…. 1. yum-config-manager –add-repo=http://SOME_GIVEN_REPO_ADDRESS 2. yum-config-manager –enable REPO_NAME 3. Check the /etc/yum.repos.d directory to see if the repo has been added. 4. If the config file is present I can also VIM/NANO into it and check that enabled is set to 1 to verify. Is this enough for me to be able to access that repository and start installing packages and kernel updates? And do… Read more »
scruff
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scruff

Hi, is there any clue for exam regarding how does exactly repos will be stored: dvd, ftp, http?

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