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. (not used by any
clients at this time)
-o --outputdir <url>
Optional output directory (useful for read only media).
-x --exclude <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.
-g --groupfile <groupfile>
A precreated xml filename to point to for group information.
See examples section below for further explanation.
-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.
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
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.
Run in split media mode. Rather than pass a single directory,
take a set of directories corresponding to different volumes in
a media set.
Output xml files in pretty format.
Show help menu.
Generate sqlite databases for use with yum.
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)
Seth Vidal <email@example.com>
Any bugs which are found should be emailed to the mailing list: rpm-