Jeff_J wrote:There are no mirrors. It is a single server hosted in a single location at the moment, and it was suffering some memory issues, which have now been fixed. We're moving both ULN and public-yum.oracle.com to new hardware soon, and will hopefully be able to consider mirroring it to other sites as well once that's done.
What's the situation with Oracle Linux public yum and mirrors? How many are there? Why did they all fail? Are they all in the same datacenter?
Dude wrote:You mean, like this:
You can also deploy your own yum repository and make that available through html. So the alternative is not just ULN or public yum. I'm actually planning to write it up and provide some howto in the near future, but I can show you the commands involved:
Dude wrote:Except the installation DVD is a yum repo. Just set the baseurl in the .repo file to baseurl=file:///mnt/Server and it'll work. There's no need to install Apache or run createrepo or chcon or any of that stuff if you're using a local DVD mounted on the server.
The commands I've shown are from my own notes for the purpose to set up a private yum server with a custom and independent yum repository. For instance, to provide yum access to software copied from the installation DVD and other software packages as required.
And it'll work for the Oracle Linux repositories on both OL5 and OL6.
Dude wrote:Is there a connected network with a server or proxy that has Internet/http access within a 2,000km radius? Then no problem. Have ssh. Can travel.
If your server does not have a DVD, virtual or real, and you need to access the software repository from another server in your private network that has no access to the Internet, then .... Well, I'm not saying this was the only or best solution, but certainly easy to accomplish.
Jeff_J wrote:See this post that was placed in the Community Feedback forum (at the top of the forum site list):
Just another status update to say that Oracle Linux Public yum has been flakey / un-usable since last night - so bad the entire day.
I wonder if anyone else has been getting errors today?