FC4 up2date fatal RPM install error

John Summerfied debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Wed Dec 28 13:59:16 UTC 2005

Tim wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 19:51 -0500, Jim Cornette wrote:
>>I believe you have to run createrepo every time your local rpm storage
>>directory is updated with rpms. You do not need to do this for
> I've never had to use any createrepo command any time I'd added new
> RPMs, via any method (up2date/yum/rpm command).

I'm sure that if you mirror the repository then you don't need to run 

If you add files to a master (ie not a mirror) repo, then you need to 
update the metadata. RH and/or does it for the official Fedora 
repositories: those who mirror the lot don't need to, but I prefer to 
mirror with rsync excluding the metadata, and then build the metadata 



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