Copy the ArcaOS on-disc RPM repository to a shared location
In some cases, it may be handy to have access to the on-disc repo without having to physically mount the ArcaOS installation media. This may be accomplished by copying the entire content of the \CID\SERVER\RPM\LOCALREP directory tree (including the repodata subdirectory) to a shared location, such as network attached storage or a file server.
To do this:
- Create a directory on the shared storage device for the repository, say, “ARCAREPO” and ensure that all users who need access have the proper privileges.
- Mount the ArcaOS installation media and copy the entire \CID\SERVER\RPM\LOCALREP directory tree (including the repodata subdirectory) to the new shared directory.
- Launch Arca Noae Package Manager, and open the Repository Manager.
- Create a new repository with a URI in the form of:
(Note that instead of using a drive letter, it may be necessary to define a kLIBC path remapping to the location; use the mapping definition for the on-disc repo as a guide.)
This repository will have no authentication required beyond whatever normal network logon procedures are in use, so leave the Secure repository option unchecked.
- Save the repository configuration.
- Repeat this process for the other stations or copy the .repo file from %UNIXROOT%\etc\yum\repos.d to the same location on the other stations, editing as required (e.g., adjust drive letter/mapped directory name, etc.).
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