Create F-Droid repositories with ease
Repomaker needs a maintainer, please adopt me! Repomaker currently runs on Django 1.11, which went out of security support in July 2020. Please see #234 for more information.
There are several different ways to install Repomaker.
Repomaker is available as Flatpak and distributed on Flathub. Once you got Flatpak installed on your system, either go to your system's app store or execute the following commands:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak install flathub org.fdroid.Repomaker
On a server / Docker
Note that you can run Repomaker on a server and make use of its multi user functionality. See Docker docs and the general docs for more information on that topic.
If you don't want or can't install Repomaker with one of the mentioned methods, you can install it with pip from PyPi.
Please make sure you have the following requirements installed before proceeding with the installation.
pipfor installation of Python 3 dependencies
virtualenvto create an isolated Python environment
- Python development and build files for installing/building some dependencies
On Debian, you can simply run this:
apt install python3-pip python3-wheel python3-dev virtualenv build-essential
keytoolfrom Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
jarsignerfrom Java JDK for signing the repo indexes
libmagicfor mime-type detection
rsyncto publish repositories
gitto publish repositories to git mirrors
On Debian, you can simply run this:
sudo apt install fdroidserver libmagic1 rsync git \ python3-pyqt5.qtwebengine python3-pyqt5.qtwebkit
Install into virtual environment
To not mess with other Python libraries you have installed, we will install repomaker into its own isolated Python environment.
virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 repomaker source repomaker/bin/activate pip install repomaker[gui]
You should now be able to start by typing:
First check that you really have all dependencies from above installed.
If the installation fails with something about
try to install
apt install libssl-dev.
If the graphical user interface fails to start,
you can try running
If that works, you should be able to open 127.0.0.1:8000
in your browser.
apt install npm.
npm install to install these dependencies.
If you want to run repomaker in your browser rather then using the GUI, you can start it like this:
virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 repomaker source repomaker/bin/activate ./setup.sh ./run.sh
There also a Vagrant setup based on the GitLab CI setup, it is a quick way to get a development setup. First, set up Vagrant on your machine, then run:
$ cd repomaker $ vagrant up $ vagrant ssh vagrant@basebox-buster64:~$ ip a | sed -En 's,.*inet +(192\.168\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+).*,open http://\1:8000,p' open http://192.168.121.37:8000 vagrant@basebox-buster64:~$ cd $CI_PROJECT_DIR vagrant@basebox-buster64:/builds/fdroid/repomaker$ ./tests/test-units.sh
- GNU gettext
apt install gettext
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.
Everything can be translated. See Translation and Localization for more info.
- To update translations, run
- To add a new translation, run
python3 manage.py makemessages -l <lg>where
<lg>is the language code, e.g.
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