How to Setup Local HTTP Yum Repository on CentOS 7

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7 Responses

  1. Shaul Marcus says:

    I am having the same problem. When I run createrepo -g comps.xml /var/www/html/repos/base it works fine. When I try run on the other directories it gives me Error: groupfile /var/www/html/repos/centosplus/comps.xml cannot be found.

    The comps.xml file only exists in the base and when I try to pull it from the other repos, nothing happens.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. Abdul Rafi says:

    Hi, I followed the whole procedure of creating a local yum repository and added it to the client machine. But after running the yum repolist command on the client machine it gives me errors and show 0 packages for the local base:

    [[email protected] ~]# yum repolist
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found
    Trying other mirror. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found
    Trying other mirror. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found
    Trying other mirror. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found
    Trying other mirror.
    http://repo/dev/local/updates/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found
    Trying other mirror.
    repo id           repo name                            status
    base/7/x86_64     CentOS-7 - Base                      9,911
    extras/7/x86_64   CentOS-7 - Extras                    433
    local-base        CentOS Base                          0
    local-centosplus  CentOS CentOSPlus                    0
    local-extras      CentOS Extras                        0
    local-updates     CentOS Updates                       0
    updates/7/x86_64  CentOS-7 - Updates                   1,614
    repolist: 11,958
  3. Tony Sarles says:

    I found that nginx couldn’t read the repo folders. This is apparently an SELinux thing. The following commands resolved the issue:

    # yum install -y policycoreutils-devel
    # grep nginx /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M nginx
    # semodule -i nginx.pp
  4. virgilhsu says:

    Thanks for your share, I have do it by your solution step by step, but when I run the following command.

    # createrepo -g comps.xml /usr/share/nginx/html/repos/centosplus/
    Error: groupfile /usr/share/nginx/html/repos/centosplus/comps.xml cannot be found.

    In my Nginx root directory /usr/share/nginx/html, I run the following command.

    # createrepo  /usr/share/nginx/html/repos/centosplus/

    It`s done by no problem,finally, I run this command in a client centos7 pc:

    # yum repolist [Errno 12] Timeout 
    (28, 'Connection timed out after 30001 milliseconds')
    Trying other mirror.

    The is the repos server,how to fix this problem?

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Did you add the local repo config on the client machine as shown? If yes, did you use the correct URL for all the repos? Is your client able to connect to the server, you can check using ping command.

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