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createrepo(8)							 createrepo(8)

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

       createrepo [options] <directory>

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

       -u --baseurl <url>
	      Optional base URL location for all files.

       -o --outputdir <url>
	      Optional output directory (useful for read only media).

       -x --excludes <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.

       -n --includepkg
	      specify pkgs to include on the command line. Takes urls as  well
	      as local paths.

       -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.

	      Basedir  for path to directories in the repodata, default is the
	      current working directory.

	      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

	      skip  the	 stat() call on a --update, assumes if the filename is
	      the same then the file is still  the  same  (only	 use  this  if
	      you're fairly trusting or gullible).

	      Use the existing repodata for --update, from this path.

       -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. NOTE: This
	      command  will  not  notice  when packages have been removed from
	      repo. Use --update to handle that.

	      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.

	      Output version.

       -h --help
	      Show help menu.

       -d --database
	      Generate sqlite databases for use with  yum.  This  is  now  the

	      Do not generate sqlite databases in the repository.

       -S --skip-symlinks
	      Ignore symlinks of packages

       -s --checksum
	      Choose  the checksum type used in repomd.xml and for packages in
	      the metadata.  The default is now "sha256" (if python has	 hash‐
	      lib).  The  older	 default  was "sha", which is actually "sha1",
	      however explicitly using "sha1" doesn't work  on	older  (3.0.x)
	      versions of yum, you need to specify "sha".

	      Output time based profiling information.

       --changelog-limit CHANGELOG_LIMIT
	      Only  import  the	 last N changelog entries, from each rpm, into
	      the metadata

	      Include the file's checksum in the metadata filename, helps HTTP
	      caching (default)

	      Do not include the file's checksum in the metadata filename.

	      Keep  around the latest (by timestamp) N copies of the old repo‐
	      data (so clients with older repomd.xml files  can	 still	access
	      it). Default is 0.

	      Specify  distro  tags. Can be specified more than once. Optional
	      syntax   specifying   a	cpeid(	--dis‐

	      Specify keyword/tags about the content of the repository. Can be
	      specified more than once.

       --repo Specify keyword/tags about the repository itself. Can be	speci‐
	      fied more than once.

	      Arbitrary string for a repository revision.

	      Tells createrepo to generate deltarpms and the delta metadata

       --oldpackagedirs PATH
	      paths  to look for older pkgs to delta against. Can be specified
	      multiple times

       --num-deltas int
	      the number of older versions to make deltas against. Defaults to

       --read-pkgs-list READ_PKGS_LIST
	      output the paths to the pkgs actually read useful with  --update

       --max-delta-rpm-size MAX_DELTA_RPM_SIZE
	      max size of an rpm that to run deltarpm against (in bytes)

       --workers WORKERS
	      number of workers to spawn to read rpms

	      specify  which  compression  method to use: compat (default), xz
	      (may not be available), gz, bz2.

       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.

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


       yum (8) yum.conf (5)

       See the Authors file

       Any bugs which are found should be emailed to the  mailing  list:  rpm-   or	 reported   in	trac  at:  http://cre‐

Seth Vidal			  2005 Jan 2			 createrepo(8)

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