Package Resynchronization

What is Package Synchronization?

Synchronization is where we extract the metadata and files withing a package, process them and make the package available for download.

Why would I need to Resynchronize?

You would usually try a resync if a package has failed, and you want to manually try again.
Resynchronization is, at its core, a retry mechanism. A resynchronization is equivalent to delete and add again for the same package.

Also, if we enhance support or add new functionality for a package format (e.g. better/improved metadata processing on a package), any packages of that format may require a resync.

Resync via Cloudsmith CLI

Identify a Package

To resync a package using the Cloudsmith CLI, you first need to identify the package. See Package Identification for instructions to do this.

Resync a Package

Once you have identified the package, you use the cloudsmith resync command to resync it:

cloudsmith resync OWNER/REPO/UNIQUE_ID

For example:

cloudsmith resync demo/examples-repo/7jvagMH9vk7u

In this example, we identified that the package we want to resync has the Unique ID "7jvagMH9vk7u" and is in the "examples-repo" repository:

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cloudsmith resync CLI example

Resync via Website UI

You can resync a package via the Website UI:

  • Via the repository packages list
  • Via the package detail page

Resync via Repository Packages List

To resync a package via the repository packages list, click the orange "Tool" button to the right of the package name, then click "Resync":

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Resync package button on repository packages list


Resync via the Package Detail page

To resync a package via the package detail page, click the orange "Resync" button to the right of the package name:

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Resync package button on package detail page


After clicking a "Resync" button, you will then be presented with a confirmation form. Click "Resync" again to confirm resynchronization of the package:

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Resync package form

You will then get an on-screen message confirming that the package has been scheduled for resynchronization.

Bulk Package Resync

To resync more than one package in a repository, use the checkboxes beside the package names and then click the orange "resync package" button that appears at the top of the package list:

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Bulk Package Resync

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If you have selected a checkbox beside a package name, then package operations under the orange 'tool' button will be disabled as you are now in bulk operation mode.


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