there are many ways hwo to clone a rpm repo. most notably, one can use
reposync which does exactly that, or if the repository is available via rsync,
rsync –list-only could be used to find the right directory to download via rsync.
another option is using wget for http repos which show a directory listing.
my script here is another (quick and dirty) method with only a few dependencies, ment to work also on linux systems that don't have yum utilities and it is able to download repos from http even without a directory listing, by parsing the repodata necessary to get the list of files. as a little addition, my script downloads the rpms by parallelizing 10 wget threads using xargs, which can significantly speed up the download process.
CAUTION this is a quick and dirty scirpt, i'm not doing much as far as input checking goes, so make sure you enter the right parameters! use this at your own risk.
#!/bin/bash set -e targetDir=$1 url=$2 if [ -z "$targetDir" -o -z "$url" ]; then echo echo "repofetch.sh downloads all rpm's from a rpm repostiroy and creates a local repo out of it" echo echo " usage: repofetch.sh <target dir> <repo url>" echo echo " <target dir>: target directory on local filesystem where the rpms should go (repodata will be one directory higher)" echo " <repo url>: url of the repo including the path to the directory where the repodata directory is located" echo exit 1 fi echo "creating target directory $targetDir" mkdir -p $targetDir cd $targetDir echo "fetch repomd.xml" wget -nd $url/repodata/repomd.xml echo "fetch primary.xml" primaryxml=$(grep -A 20 '<data type="primary">' repomd.xml | grep "<location href=" | head -1 | sed -e 's/^.*href="repodata\/\([^"]*\)".*$/\1/') wget -nd "$url/repodata/$primaryxml" echo "remove all pre-existing rpm's and download all rpms found in primary.xml" rm -f *.rpm files=$(zgrep "<location href" $primaryxml | sed -e 's/^.*href="\([^"]*\)".*$/\1/') echo -n -e "$files\0" | tr \\n \\0 | xargs -0 -I DDD -P 10 wget -nd "$url/DDD" echo "clean up" rm -f $primaryxml repomd.xml cd ../ createrepo . echo "## DONE ##" echo echo "content template for repo file:" echo echo "[repo-name] name=Long repo description - \$basearch baseurl=file://$targetDir enabled=1 gpgcheck=0" echo