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This test case ensures that the repodata generated by createrepo_c is usable by dnf.


Ensure you have a directory from the previous createrepo_c test containing the generated repodata and that dnf is installed on the system.

How to test

  1. Navigate to your repository directory: cd /path/to/my/repo.
  2. Add this local directory as a repository for DNF:

''echo -e "[localtest]\nname=Local test repo\nbaseurl=file:///path/to/my/repo\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=0" | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/localtest.repo''

  1. Execute: $ sudo dnf clean all to clean the DNF cache.
  2. Check your repositories with: dnf repolist.
  3. Make sure the localtest repository appears.
  4. Try to list the available packages from your local repository: dnf --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="localtest" list available.
  5. Pick a package from the list (let's call it mypackage) and attempt to install it: sudo dnf --enablerepo="localtest" install mypackage.

Expected Results

  1. You should see a new repository configuration file in /etc/yum.repos.d/.
  2. The dnf repolist command should show localtest in its output.
  3. The final command should list the packages from your local repository without any error.
  4. The command to list packages should display the packages in your local repository without errors.
  5. The package mypackage should be installed without any issues from the local repository.


For exploratory testing:

  1. Try installing a package from the local repo.
  2. Try searching for a package in the local repo.