Doing a remote installation only requires a configured DHCP-server, the TFTP service and a Webserver configured with mrepo. Then boot your system using a PXE-enabled network card.
For updating your local systems, configure either Smart, Apt, Yum or up2date and point them to your local mrepo server.
- Easy Yum-alike configuration
- Supports mirroring using FISH, FTP, HTTP, RSYNC, SFTP, YOU and RHN
- Supports Smart, Apt, Yum and up2date (as well as synaptic, yumgui and other derivatives)
- Can download and distribute updates from RHN (Red Hat Network) channels
- Can download and distribute updates from YOU (YaST Online Update) channels
- Can work directly from ISO images (so you don't need extra diskspace to store ISOs or copy RPMs)
- Supports Red Hat, Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise (TaoLinux, CentOS) and Yellow Dog Linux out of the box
- Will probably work with other RPM based distributions (feedback needed, please mail me)
- Allows for remote network installation (using a PXE-enabled NIC on target systems)
- Support for 3rd party repositories and vendor packages
- Allows to maintain your own customized (corporate) repository
- Allow for chaining mrepo servers in large organisations with remote sites
- Can hardlink duplicate packages (to save precious diskspace)
The 0.8.7 release is here: http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/mrepo/mrepo-0.8.7.tar.bz2http://lists.repoforge.org/mailman/listinfo/tools