[lsb-discuss] [Lf_driver_backport] Generate yum repositories for Red Hat/Fedora and SUSE

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 10:17:12 PDT 2008

I have generated yum repository indices on the RPMs on OpenPrinting now.

I did

createrepo RPMS

on parker now. This should now allow to include all binary RPMs of 
OpenPrinting into the yum repositories creating a file wityh the 
following content

name=OpenPrinting LSB-based driver packages

in your /etc/yum/repos.d/ directory. Please try this out. Does it work?


Matt_Domsch at Dell.com wrote:
> Createrepo is preferred.  Use the -d switch to createrepo to create
> proper sqlite databases which greatly speeds up client-side processing.
> Unless you're packages are intended to work on RHEL/CentOS 3, I would
> not use yum-arch at all.
> Thanks,
> Matt
> --
> Matt Domsch
> Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
> linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
> -----Original Message-----
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> Of Till Kamppeter
> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:38 AM
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> lsb-discuss at lists.linux-foundation.org
> Cc: Subhankar Sett; David Crosby
> Subject: [Lf_driver_backport] Generate yum repositories for Red
> Hat/Fedoraand SUSE
> After having generated my first apt-get repositories for the Debian 
> packages on the OpenPrinting server, I also want to index the RPM 
> packages, so that users can install and auto-update with yum.
> I have found out that there are two index formats: The depricated 
> yum-arch and the new XML-based createrepo.
> The switchover to createrepo was done on Fedora 3/RHEL 4, but it is told
> that perhaps other distros can be still using yum-arch. Having only 
> packages for LSB 3.2 do I still need yum-arch or is it enough if I only 
> generate indices with createrepo?
> As I did not yet get createrepo to work but yum-arch, I have generated a
> yum-arch index directory "headers" in
> /srv/www/linuxprinting.org/download/printdriver/RPMS
> on parker, URL of this directory is
> http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/RPMS
> So you could test if you have an appropriate distro.
>     Till
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