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configure YUM server in Linux in order to install the rpm packages..

Configure yum server in RHEL 5.3

Follow the following steps to configure the yum repository in Linux (RHEL 5.3)

Mount the RHEL 5.3 installer disk using

#mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

Create a directory under the /var as

#mkdir /var/ftp

Copy the contain of disk as

#cp -rv /media/RHEL_5.3 i386 DVD/ /var/ftp/pub


Edit the yum.repos.d as

#vim /etc/yum.repos.d/server.repo


Add the following in the opened yum.repos.d file


name=server repository


{Note: (Server the letter S is in upper case) do not add this line}



name=server repository


note: V and T is in upper case.


To install packages using yum

# yum install firefox (where firefox is the name of package.)


AK Kamal

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