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> Another important notice for all Linuxtech repo users, please read
tux99
 Posted: May 14 2014, 01:18 AM
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The Linux department of CERN has set up a public mirror of the LinuxTECH EL6 repos.

In practice this means for you that by using an updated 'linuxtech.repo' file you can now benefit from increased resiliency, i.e. when the LinuxTECH repo server is down for maintenance your yum commands won't terminate with an error, they will simply use the CERN mirror instead.

Furthermore I have added a mirrorlist file URL to the 'linuxtech.repo' file so that if there will be any other mirrors added in the future this can be done without needing to manually update the 'linuxtech.repo' file again.

To benefit from this you need to replace the 'linuxtech.repo' file in /etc/yum.repos.d/ with the updated version available at: http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/linuxtech.repo

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do this:

open a terminal window on your SL6 / Centos 6 / RHEL 6 PC and type the following commands:
su - root
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
mv linuxtech.repo linuxtech.repo-old
wget http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/linuxtech.repo

After that you can remove the 'linuxtech.repo-old' file, but check first if you had previously added any customisations such as 'priority' or 'exclude' or 'enabled=0' commands as you might want to apply these to the new 'linuxtech.repo' file again.




(yes I know, I should have put the linuxtech.repo file in a rpm package when I started the repo, that would have made it easy to update it automatically, but at the time I never expected the repo to become so popular and now it's too late really...)

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My personal SL6 repository, specialized in audio/video software: http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/
(can be used together with EPEL and ELRepo repositories) - repository mirror: http://linuxsoft.cern.ch/linuxtech/el6/
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joka
 Posted: May 14 2014, 08:31 PM
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QUOTE (tux99 @ May 14 2014, 02:18 AM)
The Linux department of CERN has set up a public mirror of the LinuxTECH EL6 repos.

Congratulations! http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif

QUOTE (tux99 @ May 14 2014, 02:18 AM)
(yes I know, I should have put the linuxtech.repo file in a rpm package when I started the repo, that would have made it easy to update it automatically, but at the time I never expected the repo to become so popular and now it's too late really...)

I.M.H.O it's never too late for new users or new EL6 installations. And current linuxtech users have a an additional choice.
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 Posted: May 14 2014, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE (joka @ May 14 2014, 09:31 PM)
Congratulations!  http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif

Thanks, but congratulations seem a bit exaggerated, I haven't been asking around soliciting for mirrors, it was them who contacted me out of the blue as it's convenient for them. Of course it's positive for me too as it takes some of the traffic off my server, so basically it's a win-win for both of us and for everybody else using the repos (because of the increased resiliency in case of outages). smile.gif


QUOTE (tux99 @ May 14 2014, 02:18 AM)
I.M.H.O it's never too late for new users or new EL6 installations. And current linuxtech users have a an additional choice.


Well even for new users it's mostly too late as you find all over this forum and the centos forum and various blog articles on the internet the instruction to 'wget' the linuxtech.repo file to use the repo, so even if I create a rpm for the repo file now, most new users would still follow those instructions and 'wget' the repo file.
Changing the instructions in all those posts would be a lot of work and hassle (I would have to contact all authors of forum posts which I didn't write and of all blog articles).

As I said I included a mirrorlist parameter in the new repo file and this mirrorlist is retrieved automatically by yum every 7 days from the repo server so now I have the flexibility to add new mirrors without people needing to update the repo file again anyway.

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My personal SL6 repository, specialized in audio/video software: http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/
(can be used together with EPEL and ELRepo repositories) - repository mirror: http://linuxsoft.cern.ch/linuxtech/el6/
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 Posted: May 16 2014, 01:35 PM
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The Linux department of CERN has set up a public mirror of the LinuxTECH EL6 repos.

http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif

Respect @tux99.
I think you are doing high quality work.
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 Posted: May 17 2014, 12:39 PM
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Great news, and thanks tux99
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tux99
 Posted: May 17 2014, 05:58 PM
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Thanks for your appreciative comments!

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My personal SL6 repository, specialized in audio/video software: http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/
(can be used together with EPEL and ELRepo repositories) - repository mirror: http://linuxsoft.cern.ch/linuxtech/el6/
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