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I maintain a local repository for all the installation packages. I'm attempting to use reposync (the first time, I generally use rsync to mirror what I need) and I'm getting some odd behavior. Any repos I have enabled system wide at /etc/yum.repos.d/MYREPO.conf are being pulled in to the list of directories to sync.

./reposync -n -c vmware-tools.cfg -p tmp -u

I really don't want to provide a list of repos to include - I'd like to simply add the necessary lines to the above file and have it work.

The contents of vmware-tools.cfg.

name=VMware Tools 6 x32

name=VMware Tools 6 x64

name=VMware Tools 5 x32

name=VMware Tools 5 x64

How do I correct this behavior and / or sync these files in a better fashion?

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So reposync is downloading everything in /etc/yum.repos.d/ instead of just what's in vmware-tools.cfg? –  mgorven May 13 '12 at 5:04
@mgorven- yes, that is it exactly. –  Tim Brigham May 13 '12 at 22:50

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From the reposync help:

 -r REPOID, --repoid=REPOID
                    specify repo ids to query, can be specified multiple
                    times (default is all enabled)

That means you will need to pass the -r option to reposync and the name of the repo to sync. So, your command should look like the following:

./reposync -n -c vmware-tools.cfg -p tmp -r 6-x86_64 -u
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