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Creating a Custom Mageia Repository

As extensive as the Mageia RPM package repositories are, they don't include every application possible and it makes sense to create a local repository of these additional RPMs since I have several Mageia workstations.

Using a remote workstation running lighttpd that acts as a webserver for a car club, it is also configured to allow each user to use ~/public_html as their personal webserver, and so added mageia as a user and will host the custom RPM files there. Configuration for lighttpd can be found here.

There must also be a way for urpmi to know what files are available, so install repoctl which includes the application genhdlists. There is also a stand-alone application, genhdlists2 that accomplishes the same thing and that's what was used here.

$ cd /home/mageia/public_html
$ genhdlists .

If you also use yum of dnf, install mrepo to accomplish the same thing.

Add a Local Repository

To add the new http repository, use urpmi.addmedia.  For example,

$ urpmi.addmedia [options]

$ sudo urpmi.addmedia MaximumHoyt http://path_to_repo with media_info/hdlist.cz

To see a list of your repositories,
$ urpmq --list-media

RESOURCES

Configuring Local Sources
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Software_management

REPOCTL - A tool to manage repositories
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Repoctl

urpmi.addmedia Howto
https://metacpan.org/pod/urpmi.addmedia

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