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[opensuse] If you host a local repo or mirror, see bug 638736 for help moving from createrepo 0.4x-0.9x
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 23:35:41 -0500
  • Message-id: <4C904D1D.4060804@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Guys,

There have been a number of changes in createrepo in the move from createrepo 0.4x to 0.9x and rpm5 that can introduce sensitivities to packaging variations that can cause createrepo to fail on packages that have slight variations in their metadata. Rare, but the most recent was the 11.3 nasm package. If you maintain a local repo or mirror and have createrepo problems, I have laid out the issues in:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=638736

and posted a patch from the devs at baseurl.org (the yum/createrepo folks) that solves some of the issues with suse's continued use of the RPMSENSE_PREREQ attribute.

The suse packages are probably fine, but for anyone hosting a suse repo on another distro, there are a couple of gotchas that can bite you. The fixes are simple, but hard to find.

HTH some other soul that finds themselves in the same fix. If you never plan on hosting a repo, then just hit 'del' :p

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