Createrepo/yum repository on dreamhost

Hello all,

I am trying to build a http yum repository through my dreamhost shell. The only problem is that since the since is Debian, I am having trouble getting createrepo to install (the program necessary for generating yum metadata). Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get this work? I have tried install it under my home directory, but when I run it it fails because it requires RPM.

Any suggestions? I tried building RPM locally, but that is failing because it is missing something called beecrypt.

Thanks, Jordan