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createrepo

Section: (8) Updated: 2005 Jan 2
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NAME

createrepo - Create repomd (xml-rpm-metadata) repository

 

SYNOPSIS

createrepo [options] <directory>

 

DESCRIPTION

createrepo is a program that creates a repomd (xml-based rpm metadata) repository from a set of rpms.

 

OPTIONS

-u --baseurl <url>
Optional base url location for all files. (not used by any clients at this time)
-o --outputdir <url>
Optional output directory (useful for read only media).
-x --exclude <package>
File globs to exclude, can be specified multiple times.
-i --pkglist <filename>
specify a text file which contains the complete list of files to include in the repository from the set found in the directory. File format is one package per line, no wildcards or globs.
-q --quiet
Run quietly.
-g --groupfile <groupfile>
A precreated xml filename to point to for group information.
See examples section below for further explanation.
-v --verbose
Run verbosely.
-c --cachedir <path>
Specify a directory to use as a cachedir. This allows createrepo to create a cache of checksums of packages in the repository. In consecutive runs of createrepo over the same repository of files that do not have a complete change out of all packages this decreases the processing time dramatically.
--update
If metadata already exists in the outputdir and an rpm is unchanged (based on file size and mtime) since the metadata was generated, reuse the existing metadata rather than recalculating it. In the case of a large repository with only a few new or modified rpms this can significantly reduce I/O and processing time.
-C --checkts
Don't generate repo metadata, if their timestamps are newer than its rpms. This option decreases the processing time drastically again, if you happen to run it on an unmodified repo, but it is (currently) mutual exclusive with the --split option.
--split
Run in split media mode. Rather than pass a single directory, take a set of directories corresponding to different volumes in a media set.
-p --pretty
Output xml files in pretty format.
-V --version
Output version.
-h --help
Show help menu.

-d --database
Generate sqlite databases for use with yum.

 

EXAMPLES

Here is an example of a repository with a groups file. Note that the groups file should be in the same directory as the rpm packages (i.e. /path/to/rpms/comps.xml).

createrepo -g comps.xml /path/to/rpms

 

FILES

repodata/filelists.xml.gz
repodata/other.xml.gz
repodata/primary.xml.gz
repodata/repomd.xml 

 

SEE ALSO

yum (8) yum.conf (5)

 

AUTHORS

Seth Vidal <skvidal@phy.duke.edu>

 

BUGS

Any bugs which are found should be emailed to the mailing list: rpm-metadata@linux.duke.edu


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS
BUGS

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