[Rpm-metadata] Idea for createrepo

John Newbigin jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au
Tue Jan 15 00:05:47 UTC 2008

seth vidal wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 09:37 +1100, John Newbigin wrote:
>>If I could write the metadata to the filesystem then I can combine the 
>>files with the DVD contents using web server magic and turn the 
>>directory into a yum repository.
>>In short I want to run something like this:
>>createrepo -o . http://localhost/centos/iso/4.5/RPMS/
>>Does that explain it?
> Yes, that does explain it. The only hang up is we'll have to
> download/read all of the rpms on the remote site in order to produce the
> repodata. Is that something you're okay with?
That is OK.  I only want to use it on the localhost. I am not sure how 
useful it would be on remote sites.


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John Newbigin
ITS Senior Analyst / Programmer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

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