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CentOS and RHEL use YUM (Yellowdog Updater, Modified) for distributing software packages. This section of my site is dedicated to guides about YUM.


You'll need a YUM server up and running first.


rsync vs reposync

My guides focus on using the rsync command instead of the reposync command. The two reasons why are:
  • The rsync command has the --bwlimit= argument which allows me to sync the repository without saturating my internet connection
  • By using the rsync command to download the files directly I am able to download any architecture version from the one central server


I went searching the internet to find out how to setup a YUM server. I came across this guide created by Paul, it's what I used to get up and running initially and it's pretty straight forward.