- It lets us mirror the Fedora distro we're using locally, so we can pull and update packages faster.
- It gives us a single place to stick third-party rpms. No more asking developers to "go out and get package X from web site Y."
- It gives me a single distribution point for things I produce. I don't have to give developers a login on my box, or find a common server to ftp things to and from, I can just stick an rpm on the server and have them install it with yum.
Friday, July 18, 2008
A Tool With Many Uses: The Local Yum Server
I've set up a yum server, at work. This achieves several ends: