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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 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
              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(

              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

       --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: