createrepo for x86_64 and i386 repositories

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at
Wed Nov 28 20:39:49 UTC 2007

I've used create repo in the past but only when I was hosting files
for one arch.

Now I have a repository with directories


Going out of habit, I was thinking I should run createrepo 3 separate
times, one for the SRPM, one for i386, one for x86_64.

But then I became concerned: when the x86_64 is doing its multilib
magic, how does it find the i386 packages it installs in parallel to

That made me think the createrepo should be aimed at the top level
directory above all three.  But as I browse the mirrors of F8, I don't
see a "repodata" directory under the top level, making me think they
did not run createrepo at that level.

So, what to do?

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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