CentOS 5 Repository fix using vault.centos.org

It’s a bit silly process, googled hours but found not solid way to update my old 32bit centos 5 linux box. So came up with a solution of my own. It might work for you, but no guarantee!

Step-1
Remove all .repo inside /etc/yum.conf.d/ directory

Step-2
Create a new repo file inside /etc/yum.conf.d/ 

nano /etc/yum.conf.d/CentOS-Vault.repo 

Update with the following section:

[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
#mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
baseurl=http://vault.centos.org/5.11/os/i386/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#released updates
[updates]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=updates
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#additional packages that may be useful
[extras]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras
#mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=extras
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/extras/$basearch/
baseurl=http://vault.centos.org/5.11/extras/i386/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

Step-3 
Now execute-

yum update

Step-4
Add Epel-Repository

Download epel rpm-

wget http://vault.centos.org/5.11/extras/i386/RPMS/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
yum update

And you’re done.

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4 thoughts on “CentOS 5 Repository fix using vault.centos.org

  1. Hi Hasan:
    Just came across your method to upgrade a legacy CentOS 5.0 system to …to something else… This is just what I was looking for, to upgrade my CentoOS 5 system to more recent components, sendmail, postfix, dns, ipop3, clamav…and a few others, but not necessarily ALL the OS (as it is working perfectly fine and runs a legacy software that requires CentOS 5 precisely).
    So, question is… you upgraded with this procedure …up to what version of CentOS ?
    How did it worked finally? Guess you made a couple of reboots due to kernel upgrades…
    I have to do it really carefully as to nor interrupt the operation of the server, except fo the components I mentioned above which is the ones I am interested in updating.
    Thanks and cheers from Mexico City.
    Felipe

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