Apache YUM repository configuration on Linux

In production environment it might not possible to provide internet to all systems due to company policy or to control internet bandwidth. Installing a package from internet it might be slow because of low internet bandwidth. To overcome this issue we can configure a local yum server and put all the stuffs in the yum repository. Whenever there is a need to install a package it can be installed from the local repository. It saves a lots of internet bandwidth and as well as time.


  • How to configire Apache YUM on Centos Linux?
  • How to configire Apache YUM repository on RHEL or Scientific Linux?
  • Yum Repository Configuration using Apache We server


YUM Prerequisite
  • Bare minimum install of Centos

YUM Server details

Server IP =
Host name = server.example.local
OS = CentOS 7.x

YUM Server Configuration

Here we configure the local yum server on Centos 7 operating system and will use client on both RHEL 6 and RHEL 7.

  • Install following package to configure yum server
   # yum install httpd

  • Download installation image and mount it in any directory and copy into /var/www/html directory.
# mkdir /tmp/test
# mount -t iso9660 -o loop CentOS-7-x86_64.iso /tmp/test

# mkdir /var/www/html/centos7
# cp -r /tmp/test/* /var/www/html/centos7

# umount /tmp/test
# mount -t iso9660 -o loop CentOS-6.10-x86_64.iso /tmp/test

# mkdir /var/www/html/centos6
# cp -r /tmp/test/* /var/www/html/centos6

  • Start and enable apache service and allow firewall rule
# systemctl start httpd
# systemctl enable httpd
# firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=80/tcp
# firewall-cmd --reload

Client side YUM configuration

  • Take backup all the repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d and create new repo file for local yum configuration.
# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
# mkdir bkp
# mv *.repo bkp/

  • Create a repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d for centos 7 operating system.
# vim local.repo
name=Local yum server

  • Create repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d for centos 6 operating system
# vim local.repo 
name=Local yum server

YUM Testing

# yum clean all
# yum update all
# yum info vsftpd
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Installed Packages
Name        : vsftpd
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 3.0.2
Release     : 25.el7
Size        : 353 k
Repo        : installed
From repo   : base
Summary     : Very Secure Ftp Daemon
URL         : https://security.appspot.com/vsftpd.html
License     : GPLv2 with exceptions
Description : vsftpd is a Very Secure FTP daemon. It was written completely from: scratch.

# yum install vsftpd

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