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       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

              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.

              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 default.

              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 hashlib). 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 repodata (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( --distro=cpeid,distrotag

              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 specified 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 1

       --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. /path/to/rpms/comps.xml).

       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: