4.2 Viewing and Managing Repositories

In the Repositories tab, you can see the list of all available package repositories for SMT. For each repository, the list shows the repository's name, target product and architecture, mirroring and staging flag, date of last mirroring, and a short description. You can sort the list by clicking on the relevant column's header, and scroll the list items using the scrollbars on the window's right side.

4.2.1 Filtering Repositories

You can also filter out groups of repositories with the Filter drop-down list in the upper left part of the window. The filter list items are collected and assembled dynamically from the first word of the repositories' names. If you use a filter to limit the number of displayed repositories, you can always go back and view all of them by selecting All from the Filter drop-down list. You can also use more than one filter in sequence.

4.2.2 Mirroring Repositories

Before you can start to offer package repositories, you need to create a local mirror of their packages. To do this, follow the procedure:

  1. From the list, select the line containing the name of the repository you want to mirror.

  2. Click on the selected line highlighting it.

  3. Click on the Toggle Mirroring button in the lower left part of the window. In the Mirroring column of the selected repository, a check mark appears. If the repository was already selected for mirroring before, the check mark will disappear, and the repository will not be mirrored anymore.

  4. Hit the Mirror Now button and the repository will be mirrored immediately.

  5. A pop-up window appears with the information about mirroring status and result.

  6. Click OK and the original window with the list of repositories will be refreshed.

Figure 4-2 Status of Mirroring Process