Category: General

Convert Redhat 5.5 to Cent OS 5.5 the easy way so you can use YUM

  • vi /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS5.repo
  • Paste in the following:
# CentOS-Base.repo
#
# The mirror system uses the connecting IP address of the client and the
# update status of each mirror to pick mirrors that are updated to and
# geographically close to the client. You should use this for CentOS updates
# unless you are manually picking other mirrors.
#
# If the mirrorlist= does not work for you, as a fall back you can try the 
# remarked out baseurl= line instead.
#
#

[base
name=CentOS-5 - Base
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=5&arch=i386&repo=os
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#released updates 
[updates
name=CentOS-5 - Updates
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=5&arch=i386&repo=updates
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/updates/i386/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#packages used/produced in the build but not released
[addons
name=CentOS-5 - Addons
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=5&arch=i386&repo=addons
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/addons/i386/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#additional packages that may be useful
[extras
name=CentOS-5 - Extras
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=5&arch=i386&repo=extras
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/extras/i386/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#additional packages that extend functionality of existing packages
[centosplus
name=CentOS-5 - Plus
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=5&arch=i386&repo=centosplus
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/centosplus/i386/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#contrib - packages by Centos Users
[contrib
name=CentOS-5 - Contrib
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=5&arch=i386&repo=contrib
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/contrib/i386/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

  • Install the Centos key: rpm –import http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
  • Remove the rhn stuff: yum erase yum-rhn-plugin

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