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       createrepo_c - Create rpm-md format (xml-rpm-metadata) repository


       createrepo_c [options] <directory>


       Uses rpm packages from <directory> to create repodata.

       If compiled with libmodulemd support modular metadata inside <directory> identified by the
       patterns below are automatically collected, merged and added to the repodata.

       The patterns are:

          • *.modulemd.yaml (recommended file name: N:S:V:C:A.modulemd.yaml)

          • *.modulemd-defaults.yaml (recommended file name: N.modulemd-defaults.yaml)

          • modules.yaml (recommended way of importing multiple documents at once)


   -V --version
       Show program's version number and exit.

   -q --quiet
       Run quietly.

   -v --verbose
       Run verbosely.

   -x --excludes PACKAGE_NAME_GLOB
       Path patterns to exclude, can be specified  multiple  times.   The  patterns  are  matched
       against  relative  paths  to RPMs.  Note that the feature uses g_pattern_match() function,
       not glob(), for  semantic  differences  see

   --basedir BASEDIR
       Basedir for path to directories.

   -u --baseurl URL
       Optional base URL location for all files.

   -g --groupfile GROUPFILE
       Path to groupfile to include in metadata.

   -s --checksum CHECKSUM_TYPE
       Choose  the checksum type used in repomd.xml and for packages in the metadata. The default
       is now sha256.

   -p --pretty
       Make sure all xml generated is formatted (default)

   -d --database
       Generate sqlite databases for use with yum.

       Do not generate sqlite databases in the repository.

       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.

       Existing metadata from this path are loaded and reused in addition to those present in the
       outputdir (works only with --update). Can be specified multiple times.

       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).

       Run  in  split  media mode. Rather than pass a single directory, take a set of directories
       corresponding to different volumes in a media set. Meta data is created in the first given

   -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

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

       Useful  only  with  --update.   Read  the list of packages from old metadata, and reuse it
       instead of (perhaps expensive) directory traversal.  This doesn't collide with  explicitly
       selected packages by --pkglist or --includepkg, such packages are appended to the recycled
       list.  This option is useful for  I/O  optimal  repo  modifications  (package  removal  by
       --exclude, and additions with --pkglist).

   -o --outputdir URL
       Optional output directory.

   -S --skip-symlinks
       Ignore symlinks of packages.

   --changelog-limit NUM
       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.

   --retain-old-md NUM
       Specify  NUM  to  0 to remove all repodata present in old repomd.xml or any other positive
       number to keep all old repodata. Use --compatibility flag to get the behavior of  original
       createrepo:  Keep  around  the latest (by timestamp) NUM copies of the old repodata (works
       only for primary, filelists, other and their DB variants).

   --distro DISTRO
       Distro tag and optional cpeid: --distro'cpeid,textname'.

   --content CONTENT_TAGS
       Tags for the content in the repository.

   --repo REPO_TAGS
       Tags to describe the repository itself.

   --revision REVISION
       User-specified revision for this repository.

       Set timestamp fields in repomd.xml and last modification times of created  repodata  to  a
       value given with --revision. This requires --revision to be a timestamp formatted in 'date
       +%s' format.

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

       Number of workers to spawn to read rpms.

       Use xz for repodata compression.

   --compress-type COMPRESSION_TYPE
       Which compression type to use.

   --general-compress-type COMPRESSION_TYPE
       Which compression type to use (even for primary, filelists and other xml).

       Generate zchunk files as well as the standard repodata.

   --zck-dict-dir ZCK_DICT_DIR
       Directory containing compression dictionaries for use by zchunk

       Keep all additional metadata (not primary, filelists and other xml or  sqlite  files,  nor
       their compressed variants) from source repository during update.

       Enforce maximal compatibility with classical createrepo (Affects only: --retain-old-md).

   --retain-old-md-by-age AGE
       During  --update,  remove all files in repodata/ which are older then the specified period
       of time. (e.g. '2h', '30d', ...). Available units (m - minutes, h - hours, d - days)

   -c --cachedir CACHEDIR.
       Set path to cache dir

       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.

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

       Gen sqlite DBs locally (into a directory for temporary files).  Sometimes,  sqlite  has  a
       trouble  to  gen DBs on a NFS mount, use this option in such cases. This option could lead
       to a higher memory consumption if TMPDIR is set to /tmp or not set at  all,  because  then
       the /tmp is used and /tmp dir is often a ramdisk.

   --cut-dirs NUM
       Ignore NUM of directory components in location_href during repodata generation

   --location-prefix PREFIX
       Append this prefix before location_href in output repodata

   --repomd-checksum CHECKSUM_TYPE
       Checksum type to be used in repomd.xml

       Exit with retval 2 if there were any errors during processing

       Expert  (risky) option: Ignore an existing .repodata/. (Remove the existing .repodata/ and
       create an empty new one to serve as  a  lock  for  other  createrepo  instances.  For  the
       repodata   generation,   a   different   temporary   dir   with   the   name   in   format will be used). NOTE: Use this option on your own risk! If
       two  createrepos  run  simultaneously,  then  the  state  of the generated metadata is not
       guaranteed - it can be inconsistent and wrong.

                                            2020-07-02                            CREATEREPO_C(8)