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Oracle Linux: Considerations and Changes when Switching from OL6/7 uln-yum-mirror to OL8 dnf reposync (Doc ID 2808215.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 07, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux ARM 64-bit


Oracle Linux (OL) allows users to configure a local YUM server within their own network to mirror package content from Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) channels.
To date, Oracle offers the following two methods for configuring local YUM mirror servers:

This document serves to outline considerations and changes in behaviour when switching from uln-yum-mirror on Oracle Linux 6/7 (OL6/7) to dnf reposync on Oracle Linux 8 (OL8).
The document is not applicable to Oracle Linux Manager (OLM, formerly known as Spacewalk).


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In this Document
 1. Installation
 2. Configuration
 3. Automatic Start
 4. Local Repository Directory Structure
 5. Logging
 6. Download latest or all package versions
 7. Remove Local Packages When Removed From Source
 8. Download Source (.src) Packages
 9. Local Package Consumption

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