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Recommended update for createrepo


(Last modified: 13MAR2007)

solutions Recommended update for createrepo SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b96cada3c56c5b46c78ffa173ecdd72a)

Applies to

Package: createrepo
Product(s): SLE SDK 10 SP1 Upgrade for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 Upgrade for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 Upgrade for X86-64
Zypp-Patch-Number: 2747
Release: 20070313
Obsoletes: none


This package is the update for Service Pack 1 of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10.
Install it to have your system at SP1 level.



Problem description

  • added createrepo-EVR.patch to make _stringToVersion match rpm's parseEVR behavior (#228522)
  • make missing tags work on older distros again
  • fix build in openSUSE Build Service
  • update to version 0.4.6
    • Patch from Hans-Peter Jansen -C, --checkts option added to avoid metadata generation, if ctime filestamps are up to date. It's currently mutually exclusive with the --split option.
    • Fix cache output dir to 0.4.5 behaviour
    • Fix filtering out path from file list and passing correct path to writeMetaData
    • Make splitmetadata handler do it' own getFileList to correctly manipulate paths.
    • Set outputdir correctly
    • Move to split basedir and directory everywhere to preserve command line paths. Use os.path.walk rather than our own implementation Improve error messages
    • Consistent directory handling and errors
    • Patch from Hans-Peter Jansen to use a more robust rpm header signature retrieval method for cache files, as recommended by Jeff Johnson.
    • Tolerate unknown files in repodata dirs
    • patch to support --noepoch for use with old versions of rpm
  • remove python-urlgrabber dependency


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh createrepo.rpm

links to download packages

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