mrepo 0.8.6

mrepo (ex YAM) builds a local APT/Yum RPM repository from local ISO files.
It takes care of setting up the ISO files, downloading the RPMs, configuring HTTP access and providing PXE/TFTP resources for remote network installations.

It was primarily intended for doing remote network installations of various distributions from a laptop without the need for CD media or floppies, but is equally suitable for an organisation's centralized update server.

Doing a remote installation only requires a configured DHCP-server, the TFTP service and a Webserver configured with mrepo. Then boot your system using a PXE-enabled network card.

For updating your local systems, configure either Smart, Apt, Yum or up2date and point them to your local mrepo server.

Main features:

  • Easy Yum-alike configuration
  • Supports mirroring using FISH, FTP, HTTP, RSYNC, SFTP and RHN
  • Supports Smart, Apt, Yum and up2date (as well as synaptic, yumgui and other derivatives)
  • Can download and distribute updates from RHN channels
  • Can work directly from ISO images (so you don't need extra diskspace to store ISOs or copy RPMs)
  • Supports Red Hat, Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise (TaoLinux, CentOS) and Yellow Dog Linux out of the box
  • Will probably work with other RPM based distributions (feedback needed, please mail me)
  • Allows for remote network installation (using a PXE-enabled NIC on target systems)
  • Support for 3rd party repositories and vendor packages
  • Allows to maintain your own customized (corporate) repository
  • Allow for chaining mrepo servers in large organisations with remote sites
  • Can hardlink duplicate packages (to save precious diskspace)

last updated on:
October 7th, 2008, 10:55 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Dag Wieers
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What's New in This Release:
  • Support for RHEL5 and CentOS-5. YaST Online Update support.
  • fuseiso support (root access no longer needed). unionfs support to merge ISOs to a single tree.
  • Faster relinking of repositories.
  • Caching of directory indexes to prevent regenerating repositories.
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