Is there a way to make reposync ignore /etc/yum.conf ?

When i use reposync --config=/my/path/to/alternative/inputrepo.conf it's still picking up repositories for consideration inside /etc/yum.repos.d

My alternative/inputrepo.conf just looks like:


...but reposync still picks up the google-chome repo, which is only in /etc/yum.repos.d/ and complains about varnish being defined twice.

This is a problem for me because some of the mirrors i want to sync are also present on the system in /etc/yum.repos.d/, but with different baseurls.


In your alternate yum.conf you need to set reposdir to something else so it won't look in /etc/yum.repos.d.

I put my repo definitions for reposync in /etc/reposync.repos.d so the line to add to the yum.conf you're using for reposync would look like this:



% reposync -p [destdir] --repoid=varnish

This option will sync repo varnish repo to your local repo to whatever directory you provide.

% reposync -p [destdir] -n --repoid=varnish

Will sync only the newest files for subsequent syncs.


Check out yum --disablerepo="*" ... and similar flags. Read the yum manpage.

  • I thought of this, but how does that help ? both repos have the same name. In my case 'varnish'. I can disable both, then will reposync use the ones from my file regardless ? -- i'll go try it. – Sirex Jan 30 '13 at 21:45
  • no joy. aside from all else, --disablerepo disables for the following yum operation, not a reposync one. – Sirex Jan 30 '13 at 21:53

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