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reposync(1)                                                  reposync(1)

NAME         top

       reposync - synchronize yum repositories to a local directory

SYNOPSIS         top

       reposync [options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       reposync is used to synchronize a remote yum repository to a
       local directory, using yum to retrieve the packages.

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help
              Display a help message, and then quit.

       -c CONFIG, --config=CONFIG
              Config file to use (defaults to /etc/yum.conf).

       -a ARCH, --arch=ARCH
              Act as if running the specified arch (default: current
              arch, note: does not override $releasever. x86_64 is a
              superset for i*86.).

              Also download .src.rpm files.

       -r REPOID, --repoid=REPOID
              Specify repo ids to query, can be specified multiple times
              (default is all enabled).

       -e CACHEDIR, --cachedir CACHEDIR
              Directory in which to store metadata.

       -t, --tempcache
              Use a temp dir for storing/accessing yum-cache.

       -d, --delete
              Delete local packages no longer present in repository.

       -p DESTDIR, --download_path=DESTDIR
              Path to download packages to: defaults to current

              Don't add the reponame to the download path.  Can only be
              used when syncing a single repository (default is to add
              the reponame).

       -g, --gpgcheck
              Remove packages that fail GPG signature checking after
              downloading.  exit status is '1' if at least one package
              was removed.

       -u, --urls
              Just list urls of what would be downloaded, don't

       -l, --plugins
              Enable yum plugin support.

       -m, --downloadcomps
              Also download comps.xml.

              Download all the non-default metadata

       -n, --newest-only
              Download only newest packages per-repo.

       -q, --quiet
              Output as little information as possible.

              Allow packages stored outside their repo directory to be
              synced.  These are packages that are referenced in
              metadata by using absolute paths or up-level ".." symbols,
              and are normally skipped by reposync for security reasons.

              CAUTION: Using this option has potential security
              implications since, by providing malicious repodata, an
              attacker could make reposync write to arbitrary locations
              on the file system that are accessible by the user running

EXAMPLES         top

       Sync all packages from the 'updates' repo to the current
               reposync --repoid=updates

       Sync only the newest packages from the 'updates' repo to the
       current directory:
               reposync -n --repoid=updates

       Sync packages from the 'updates' and 'extras' repos to the
       current directory:
               reposync --repoid=updates --repoid=extras

       Sync all packages from the 'updates' repo to the repos directory:
               reposync -p repos --repoid=updates

       Sync all packages from the 'updates' repo to the repos directory
       excluding x86_64 arch. Edit /etc/yum.conf adding option
       exclude=*.x86_64. Then:
              reposync -p repos --repoid=updates

FILES         top

       reposync uses the yum libraries for retrieving information and
       packages. If no configuration file is specified, the default yum
       configuration will be used.


SEE ALSO         top


AUTHORS         top

       See the Authors file included with this program.

BUGS         top

       There are of course no bugs, but should you find any, you should
       first consult the FAQ section on
       and if unsuccessful in finding a resolution contact the mailing
       list:  To file a bug use for Fedora/RHEL/Centos related bugs
       and for all other bugs.

COLOPHON         top

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                              27 April 2007                  reposync(1)

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