I'm having the same problem on SuSE 11.2
It runs for hours, eventually ending with createrepo was killed message.
I'm using createrepo version 0.4.9 on OpenSuSE x64 version 11.2
I noticed a difference between update and recreate behaviors. If I delete all the old repo meta data, and attempt to recreate it, createrepo dies somewhere around the 5,000 rpm count mark. From then on, if I do update instead of recreate, it keeps getting further along, until it reaches a rpm file count of around 24,000 that it never gets passed. As an FYI - there are about 36,000 total rpms of various architectures in the repository, with up to 10 versions of some of them.
Have no clue how to "fix" this. I am attempting to clean out all earlier versions of RPMS's saving only the most recent in the hopes that reducing the number of RPMS will help createrepo succeed.
- John "S"
Last edited by JohnSuykerbuyk; 11-10-2010 at 02:11 PM.