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dnf4-reposync — DNF reposync Plugin

Synchronize packages of a remote DNF repository to a local directory.


dnf reposync [options]


reposync makes local copies of remote repositories. Packages that are already present in the local directory are not downloaded again.


All general DNF options are accepted. Namely, the --repoid option can be used to specify the repositories to synchronize. See Options in dnf(8) for details.

-a <architecture>, --arch=<architecture>

Download only packages of given architectures (default is all architectures). Can be used multiple times.


Delete local packages no longer present in repository.


Download all repository metadata. Downloaded copy is instantly usable as a repository, no need to run createrepo_c on it. When the option is used with --newest-only, only latest packages will be downloaded, but metadata will still contain older packages. It might be useful to update metadata using createrepo_c --update to remove the packages with missing RPM files from metadata. Otherwise, DNF ends with an error due to the missing files whenever it tries to download older packages.

-g,  --gpgcheck

Remove packages that fail GPG signature checking after downloading. Exit code is 1 if at least one package was removed. Note that for repositories with gpgcheck=0 set in their configuration the GPG signature is not checked even with this option used.

-m,  --downloadcomps

Also download and uncompress comps.xml. Consider using --download-metadata option which will download all available repository metadata.


Root path under which the downloaded metadata are stored. It defaults to --download-path value if not given.

-n,  --newest-only

Download only newest packages per-repo.


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

-p <download-path>, --download-path=<download-path>

Root path under which the downloaded repositories are stored, relative to the current working directory. Defaults to the current working directory. Every downloaded repository has a subdirectory named after its ID under this path.


Specify the filesystem path prefix under which the reposync is allowed to write. If not specified it defaults to download path of the repository. Useful for repositories that use relative locations of packages out of repository directory (e.g. "../packages_store/foo.rpm"). Use with care, any file under the safe-write-path can be overwritten. Can be only used when syncing a single repository.


Try to set the timestamps of the downloaded files to those on the remote side.


Download only source packages.

-u,  --urls

Just print urls of what would be downloaded, don't download.


dnf reposync --repoid=the_repo

Synchronize all packages from the repository with id "the_repo". The synchronized copy is saved in "the_repo" subdirectory of the current working directory.

dnf reposync -p /my/repos/path --repoid=the_repo

Synchronize all packages from the repository with id "the_repo". In this case files are saved in "/my/repos/path/the_repo" directory.

dnf reposync --repoid=the_repo --download-metadata

Synchronize all packages and metadata from "the_repo" repository.

Repository synchronized with --download-metadata option can be directly used in DNF for example by using --repofrompath option:

dnf --repofrompath=syncedrepo,the_repo --repoid=syncedrepo list --available

See Also


See AUTHORS in your Core DNF Plugins distribution


Jul 02, 2024 4.8.0 dnf-plugins-core