urpmi.update - Updates package lists for specified media


    urpmi.update [options] [<names>]


urpmi.update scans the specified urpmi media to update their package list. <names> is a list of names you first told to urpmi.addmedia.



Force update of GPG key.

--ignore, --no-ignore

Don't update media, but mark them as ignored (that is, disables them). --no-ignore has the reverse behaviour: it marks the media as enabled.


Disable MD5SUM file checking.

--urpmi-root directory

Use the file system tree rooted for urpmi database and rpm install. Contrary to --root, the urpmi configuration comes from the rooted tree.


If the urpmi or rpm db is busy, wait until it is available


Use only update media.


Select all enabled non-static media to update them.


Force updating synthesis


Really force updating synthesis


Do not use synthesis, use rpm files directly


Quiet mode.


Verbose mode.

Download Options


Use curl for downloading distant files. By default curl is used if available, or wget instead.


Use wget for downloading distant files. By default curl is used if available, or wget instead.

--curl-options 'options'
--rsync-options 'options'
--wget-options 'options'

Specify additional command-line options to be passed to curl, rsync or wget when retrieving files. If several options are to be passed, separate them with spaces and enclose them in quotes.

Note that the rsync options will also be used for ssh media.

--proxy proxyhost[:port|1080]

Use specified HTTP proxy.

--proxy-user user:password

Use specified user and password to use for proxy authentication. Specifying --proxy-user=ask will cause urpmi.update to prompt for a username and a password.

--limit-rate rate

Try to limit the download speed, rate is given in bytes/sec. This option is not active by default.


urpmi(8), urpmi.addmedia(8), urpmi.removemedia(8).


Pascal Rigaux <> (original author and current maintainer), François Pons, Rafael Garcia-Suarez