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openstack offline installation using local repo on centos/redhat

asked 2016-07-02 13:43:07 -0500

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updated 2016-07-02 13:45:22 -0500

 Hi All,

I was trying to create a local repo and install openstack offline using local repo.
I downloaded all openstack packages as below for example :-
yum install openstack-nova-api --downloadonly --downloaddir=/root/local-pkgs

I created local repo pointing to /root/local-pkgs using createrepo utility.

But when I try to install openstack-nova-api :
[root@pcie7410-s1-c2 ~]# yum install openstack-nova-api 
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
No package openstack-nova-api available.
Error: Nothing to do
[root@pcie7410-s1-c2 ~]# 

I need to install rdo-release-kilo-2.rpm.
Then it install the first rpm from openstack-kilo repostitory and other from local repository "custom"
partial Output of yum install when rdo rpm is installed.
 Package                Arch    Version                   Repository       Size
 openstack-nova-api     noarch  2015.1.2-1.el7            openstack-kilo  6.6 k
Installing for dependencies:
 libwebp                x86_64  0.3.0-3.el7               customrepo      170 k
 openstack-nova-common  noarch  2015.1.2-1.el7            customrepo       67 k
 python-cheetah         x86_64  2.4.4-5.el7.centos        customrepo      341 k
 python-jinja2          noarch  2.7.2-2.el7               customrepo      515 k
 python-markdown        noarch  2.4.1-1.el7.centos        customrepo      186 k
 python-nova            noarch  2015.1.2-1.el7            customrepo      2.9 M
 python-oslo-rootwrap   noarch  1.6.0-1.el7               customrepo       60 k
 python-pillow          x86_64  2.0.0-19.gitd1c6db8.el7   customrepo      438 k
 python-psutil          x86_64  2.2.1-1.el7               customrepo      114 k
 python-pygments        noarch  2.0.2-4.el7               customrepo      1.6 M
 python-rfc3986         noarch  0.2.0-1.el7               customrepo       20 k
 python2-ecdsa          noarch  0.13-4.el7                customrepo       83 k
 python2-paramiko       noarch  1.16.1-1.el7              customrepo      257 k

It gets the openstack-nova-api from openstack-kilo repository and rest from local repo i.e custom repo.
So, it still needs internet and rdo rpm installed. 
I have the openstack-nova-api in customrepo but it not useful as shown in the first output above.

One alternative I found is go to local_pkgs directory and using yum localinstall which will install the first and all dependencies rpms from custom repo.

But I would like to know the actual procedure.
Am I missing anything in this process.

There are many such packages which needs rdo rpm to be installed. I gave example of openstack-nova-api only.

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answered 2016-07-03 09:51:00 -0500

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I found the solution.
There is a old repodata folder in the local_pkgs directory which does not have details of openstack-nova-api rpm.
I removed the old repodata directory and 
yum clean all
createrepo --update /root/local_pkgs/ 

Now new repodata is created with all the rpms details and it went fine.
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can you tell me for what all services you have downladed using below command:

yum install <<openstack-nova-api>> --downloadonly --downloaddir=/root/local-pkgs

And was you installation succeeded?

udayutkarsh gravatar imageudayutkarsh ( 2018-06-26 09:24:32 -0500 )edit

Hi, Can you please share the steps which you have performed while doing offline installation of openstack-mitaka release.


Vikas_Singh_Rajput gravatar imageVikas_Singh_Rajput ( 2018-12-11 19:44:18 -0500 )edit

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