github can be used as yum repo

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue May 31 13:47:25 EDT 2016

This might be of interest. OLPC has for a long time maintained sizable git
repos to support OOB.

For an unrelated project, I have just tested that the same thing can be
achieved with github.

For example, this repo:

can be used as a yum repo with this kind of url:

note that the base URL returns 400, yum does not fetch 'index' pages from a
repo, it will request:


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