repodiff(1) list differences between two or more Yum repositories


repodiff --old=old_repo_baseurl --new=new_repo_baseurl


repodiff is a program which will list differences between two sets of repositories. Note that by default only source packages are compared.


--old, -o
Add a repo. as an old repo.
--new, -n
Add a repo. as an new repo.
--archlist, -a
Add architectures to change the default from just comparing source packages. Note that if you want the same as a native "x86_64" architecture machine you just need to pass "x86_64" (this is different from earlier versions where you needed to specify "x86_64,athlon,i686,i586,i486,i386,noarch" and you still got "src").
--size, -s
Output additional data about the size of the changes.
Normally packages are just compared based on their name, this flag makes the comparison also use the arch. So foo.i386 and foo.x86_64 are different.


Compare source pkgs in two local repos:
repodiff --old=/tmp/repo-old --new=/tmp/repo-new
Compare x86_64 compat. binary pkgs in two remote repos, and two local one:
repodiff -a x86_64 --old= --old=/tmp/repo-old --new= --new=/tmp/repo-new
Compare x86_64 compat. binary pkgs, but also compare arch:
repodiff -a x86_64 --compare-arch --old= --old=/tmp/repo-old --new= --new=/tmp/repo-new


See the Authors file included with this program.


There are of course no bugs, but should you find any, you should first consult the FAQ section on and if unsuccessful in finding a resolution contact the mailing list: [email protected] To file a bug use for Fedora/RHEL/Centos related bugs and for all other bugs.