Set centos-vault as CentOS 5 yum repository

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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.

Source CentOS 5 Repository fix using vault.centos.org
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