[Rpm-metadata] Idea for createrepo

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Jan 31 07:08:20 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 11:05 +1100, John Newbigin wrote:
> 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?
> >>
> >>John.
> > 
> > 
> > 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.

so if you're okay downloading all the files to local, why not just rsync
the files down, run createrepo with the --baseurl option, then use the
repodata from wherever you want, all pointing back to the original


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