rpm repodata

Pierre-Yves David pierre-yves.david at ens-lyon.org
Thu Mar 28 19:27:10 EDT 2019

On 3/28/19 7:26 PM, Pulkit Goyal wrote:
> mercurial-devel@ might have ideas about this.
> On Fri, 22 Mar, 2019, 11:14 Jan Heylen, <heyleke at gmail.com 
> <mailto:heyleke at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi Pierre-Yves David,
>     I'm looking for some more info on the (outdated) rpm/yum repodata,
>     hosted on the mercurial-scm page:
>     https://www.mercurial-scm.org/release/centos7/repodata/
>     as you might know, Mathias De Maré uploads centos rpms for some time,
>     but it is actually only recently that we found out that the repodata
>     is not updated for a long time (2016)
>     We would like to update it again, but are looking for a proper and
>     correct way to do so.
>     Looking at
>     https://www.mercurial-scm.org/wiki/Download?action=diff&rev1=476&rev2=477,
>     it looks like originally you at least had some info on how this rpm
>     repodata was created. Is that correct?

Yes, I was mostly using the make target in the main mercurial repository 
(docker-centos5, docker-centos6, docker-centos7) targets. With some 
extra scripts to make a consistent rmp repos for that and upload them to 

>     Would you still have the script/command line you used to execute the
>     'createrepo' command?

The machine doing this spend a fair amount of time in a box when I 
moved. It is now back online somewhere, I will try to excavate my 
original script.

>     If we know how to keep it up to date, we might also maintain it from
>     our side,

Pierre-Yves David

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