- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- How to set up yum repository to use locally-mounted DVD with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
- Would like to upgrade server from RHEL 7.x to RHEL 7.y
- Have a secure environment that will never be connected to the internet, but still needs to be updated
- Way to update the packages on server, with no satellite server and servers disconnected from internet
- Offline patches for Red Hat systems
- How do I create a local repository in RHEL 7?
- Once you have downloaded a DVD version of your chosen Rhel Version and copied it over to a location on your server.
Mount the RHEL installation ISO to a directory like
# mkdir -p /mnt/disc # mount -o loop RHEL7.9.iso /mnt/disc
If you use DVD media, you can mount like below.
# mkdir -p /mnt/disc # mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/disc
media.repofile from the root of the mounted directory to
/etc/yum.repos.d/and set the permissions to
0644or another similar permissions set:
# cp /mnt/disc/media.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/rhel7dvd.repo # chmod 644 /etc/yum.repos.d/rhel7dvd.repo
Edit the new repo file, changing the
1and adding the following 3 lines
vi /etc/yum.repos.d/rhel7dvd.repo enabled=1 baseurl=file:///mnt/disc/ gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-redhat-release
In the end, the new repo file could look like the following
[InstallMedia] name=DVD for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 Server mediaid=1359576196.686790 metadata_expire=-1 gpgcheck=1 cost=500 enabled=1 baseurl=file:///mnt/disc/ gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-redhat-release
Clear the cache and check whether you can get the packages list from the DVD repo
# yum clean all # yum repolist enabled
It should look like the following if no other repository is enabled.
To avoid any corruption its recommend to disable any non-RedHat repositories.
# yum repolist enabled Loaded plugins: product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register. repo id repo name InstallMedia Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 repolist: 5,229
If no errors are returned, the following can be used to update:
# yum update
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