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    Friday, August 10, 2012

    How to configure YUM with Apache server in Linux

    NOTE: Creating yum repository manually is not advisable if you are using Red hat. If so then you should switch to CentOS as it is a testing platform for red hat and you can get most of the RHEL features free of cost.

    Firstly you need to copy all the rpms from the source DVD to your local machine.
    In case of RHEL 5 the default location of package is as mentioned below

    # mkdir /var/www/html/yum
    # cp /dev/media/RHEL.x.x/Server/Packages/* /var/www/html/yum/

    In case of RHEL 6 the default location for all the packages is as mentioned below
    # mkdir /var/www/html/yum
    # cp /dev/media/RHEL.x.x/Packages/* /var/www/html/yum/

    So once the packages are created you need to create a repomd.xml file using createrepo but before that make sure that createrepo package is installed on your machine
    # rpm -ivh /var/www/html/yum/createrepo-x.x.rpm
    once the package is installed
    # createrepo /var/www/html/yum/
    Make an entry of the location of yum repository in yum.conf
    # vi /etc/yum.conf

    # yum clean all
    # yum update

    Now you can use yum to install the packages
    But if you want the packages to be visible on the browser then you will need to configure apache server for the same.
    # yum -y install httpd
    Make the changes in hostname as per your machine
    # vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
    <VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin root@server.deepsoft.com
    ServerName server.deepsoft.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/yum/
    <Directory /var/www/html/yum/>
    Options Indexes
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    <Directory /var/www/html/yum/>
    AllowOverride None
    Options None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    Go to the browser and type

    If you want to use the same yum repository on any other machine then specify the url of the browser in yum.conf file of that machine in the following way
    # vi /etc/yum.conf

    Follow the below links for more helpful tutorials

    Tutorial for Monitoring Tools SAR and KSAR with examples in Linux
    How to secure Apache web server in Linux using password (.htaccess)
    Red hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Installation Guide (Screenshots)
    15 tips to enhance security of your Linux machine
    Why is Linux more secure than windows and any other OS
    How to log iptables messages in different log file


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