repoview man page

repoview — Make YUM repositories browseable


repoview [options] repodir


RepoView allows one to easily create a set of static HTML pages in a  YUM repository, allowing simple browsing of available packages. It uses  kid templating engine to create the pages and is therefore easily  customizeable.


-i, --ignore-package NAME

Optionally ignore this package -- can be a shell-style glob. This is useful for excluding debuginfo packages:
-i *debuginfo* -i *doc*
The globbing will be done against name-epoch-version-release, e.g.  foo-0-1.0-1

-x, --exclude-arch ARCH

Optionally exclude this arch. E.g.:
-x src -x ia64

-k, --template-dir DIR

Use an alternative directory with kid templates instead of the  default: ./templates. The template directory must contain four  required template files: index.kid, group.kid, package.kid, rss.kid and  the "layout" dir which will be copied into the repoview directory.

-o, --output-dir DIR

Create the repoview pages in this subdirectory inside the repository (default: "repoview")

-s, --state-dir DIR

Create the state-tracking db in this directory (default: store in output directory)

-t, --title TITLE

Describe the repository in a few words. By default "RepoView" is used.  E.g.:
-t "Extras for Fedora Core 3 x86"

-u, --url URL

Repository URL to use when generating the RSS feed. E.g.:
-u ""
Not providing a url will disable RSS feed generation.

-f, --force

Regenerate the pages even if the repomd checksum has not changed.

-q, --quiet

Do not output anything except fatal errors.

-c, --comps

Use an alternative comps.xml file, instead of the one specified in repomd.

-V, --version

Print version number and exit.

-h, --help

Print usage message and exit.


Where to look for the "repodata" directory.




The simplest invocation is:

repoview /path/to/repository
repoview -t 'Fedora Extras 4 ix86' /path/to/repository

When running from cron, you want to use the -q switch:

repoview -q /path/to/repository

This will generate an RSS feed:

repoview -u /path/to/repository


Konstantin Ryabitsev <>

See Also


0.6.6 Konstantin Ryabitsev Applications/Utilities