reposync man page

reposync — synchronize yum repositories to a local directory


reposync [options]


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


-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 directory.


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 download.

-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.


Sync all packages from the 'updates' repo to the current directory:

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


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

yum.conf (5)


See the Authors file included with this program.


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.

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27 April 2007