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I have a chroot environment in a directory. I want to install some RPM packages using the repositories in that chroot environment instead of the host OS ones.

yum --installroot= will look for packages repositories only in myroot/etc/yum.repos.d or it will only/also look in /etc/yum/repos.d? RHEL 6 is having the latter behavior. If that is expected behavior, what is the best method to achieve what I need?

Thanks in advance.

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I you start yum from within the chroot, it will only look in myroot/etc/yum.repos.d. If you start it from the normal system, it will always look in /etc/yum.repos.d.

So just start yum from within chroot. Of course you will first have to install yum and everything needed for it in the chroot.

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