How to Setup Local HTTP Yum Repository on CentOS 7

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38 Responses

  1. Stephen Westrip says:


    My local repo is working fine EXCEPT when I go onto another server and run a ‘yum update‘ I get nothing because the RPM was originally installed from CentOS 7 repos and the repo name is ‘base‘.

    Now my local repo is named ‘local-base‘ the update does not work. I assume the update looks at the package name AND repo name and then if a match it would allow an update (if required). How do I bulk-update all the packages on my server so that yum thinks the RPM was installed from my ‘local-base‘ repo?

    By the way, I can install new packages from the local repo successfully.


    • Stephen Westrip says:

      An update to my OP – it is not the repo name as I changed the local-repos.repo file to have a repo name of base and that did not list updates either. I can install new packages, reinstall packages, list available and installed packages. Everything other than update packages!!

      I have no idea what the problem could be now. Any assistance gratefully received.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      I think you should enable your local-base repo by changing enabled to 1 option in the .repo file.

  2. jithendar says:

    Hi, how can I add the yum repository to the client server, as I am getting the “server not found” error when am trying to download the repos in the client server.

  3. Bobby says:

    Thanks for the article. Works good but how do you create a epel offline repo? I used the steps to add epel download and it works but the client errors out as the epel repo folder does not have repodata folder even though I have the switch --download-metadata.

  4. Jack Ka says:


    I can’t yum anything from client when i was config follow this article.

    [[email protected] ~]# yum repolist all
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
    http://nginx.htp.local/base/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden
    Trying other mirror.
    http://nginx.htp.local/base/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden
    Trying other mirror.
    http://nginx.htp.local/centosplus/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden
    Trying other mirror.
    http://nginx.htp.local/extras/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden
    Trying other mirror.
    http://nginx.htp.local/updates/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden
    Trying other mirror.
    repo id                                                 repo name                                                 status
    local-base                                              CentOS Base                                               enabled: 0
    local-centosplus                                        CentOS CentOSPlus                                         enabled: 0
    local-extras                                            CentOS Extras                                             enabled: 0
    local-updates                                           CentOS Updates                                            enabled: 0

    But when I yum update is failed:

    failure: repodata/repomd.xml from local-base: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
    http://nginx.htp.local/base/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden
  5. Ziad says:


    I’m try to execute this command

    # createrepo -g comps.xml /var/www/html/repos/centosplus/	
    # createrepo -g comps.xml /var/www/html/repos/extras/  
    # createrepo -g comps.xml /var/www/html/repos/updates/  

    but it show me error like this:

    Error: groupfile /var/www/html/repos/centosplus/comps.xml cannot be found.
    Error: groupfile /var/www/html/repos/extras/comps.xml cannot be found.
    Error: groupfile /var/www/html/repos/updates/comps.xml cannot be found.
  6. Chris Pesoa says:


    How much resources should we allocate for the repo server?

    RAM/HDD/Swap, etc.


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