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add repository to configuration


bpkg rep-add|add [options] rep-loc...


The rep-add command adds the specified package repositories to the configuration. The repository location rep-loc is a URL or a directory path. If a repository with the same canonical name already exists in the configuration, then its location is replaced with the specified.

Note that this command doesn't fetch the list of available packages for the newly added repository. For that, use the bpkg-rep-fetch(1) command, normally, after adding all the repositories you wish to use.

Currently three types of repositories are supported: archive-based pkg, directory-based dir, and version control-based git. See bpkg-repository-types(1) for details on their structure and URL format.

Normally the repository type can be automatically guessed by examining its URL (for example, the presence of the .git extension) or, in case of a local repository, its content (for example, the presence of the .git/ subdirectory). Without any identifying information the pkg type is assumed unless explicitly specified with the --type option or in the URL scheme. Note, however, that the dir repository type is never guessed since it is not easily distinguishable from local pkg and git repositories.

Rep-Add Options

--type type

Specify the repository type with valid values being pkg, dir, and git.

--directory|-d dir

Assume configuration is in dir rather than in the current working directory.

Common Options

The common options are summarized below with a more detailed description available in bpkg-common-options(1).


Print essential underlying commands being executed.


Print all underlying commands being executed.


Run quietly, only printing error messages.

--verbose level

Set the diagnostics verbosity to level between 0 and 6.

--jobs|-j num

Number of jobs to perform in parallel.


Don't print informational messages about the outcome of performing a command.


Suppress progress indicators for long-lasting operations, such as network transfers, building, etc.

--build path

The build program to be used to build packages.

--build-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the build program.

--fetch path

The fetch program to be used to download resources.

--fetch-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the fetch program.

--fetch-timeout sec

The fetch and fetch-like (for example, git) program timeout.

--pkg-proxy url

HTTP proxy server to use when fetching package manifests and archives from remote pkg repositories.

--git path

The git program to be used to fetch git repositories.

--git-option opt

Additional common option to be passed to the git program.

--sha256 path

The sha256 program to be used to calculate SHA256 sums.

--sha256-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the sha256 program.

--tar path

The tar program to be used to extract package archives.

--tar-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the tar program.

--openssl path

The openssl program to be used for crypto operations.

--openssl-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the openssl program.

--auth type

Types of repositories to authenticate.

--trust fingerprint

Trust repository certificate with a SHA256 fingerprint.


Assume the answer to all authentication prompts is yes.


Assume the answer to all authentication prompts is no.

--pager path

The pager program to be used to show long text.

--pager-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the pager program.

--options-file file

Read additional options from file.

--default-options dir

The directory to load additional default options files from.


Don't load default options files.

Default Options Files

See bpkg-default-options-files(1) for an overview of the default options files. For the rep-add command the search start directory is the configuration directory. The following options files are searched for in each directory and, if found, loaded in the order listed:


The following rep-add command options cannot be specified in the default options files:



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Referenced By

bpkg(1), bpkg-pkg-build(1), bpkg-pkg-checkout(1), bpkg-pkg-fetch(1), bpkg-pkg-unpack(1), bpkg-rep-fetch(1), bpkg-rep-info(1), bpkg-repository-types(1), bpkg-rep-remove(1).

July 2020 bpkg 0.13.0