Re: Poll: Anybody using debpool?
Magnus Holmgren <email@example.com> writes:
> DebPool is a Debian package archiver written in Perl by Joel Aelwyn
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Like mini-dinstall it's a lightweight replacement
> for "the real deal" that manages Debian's package archive, but unlike
> mini-dinstall it uses a full pool layout. The current version is 0.2.3 and
> it's in the experimental distribution.
> Since I liked it very much I immediately started adding and rewriting code and
> submitting my suggestions for improvement to the BTS, but unfortunately Joel
> seems to be gone; he hasn't uploaded anything or commented on any bugs for
> over eight months. I don't want debpool to die, especially not with all the
> hours I spent on it...
> I could of course fork it (except that it wouldn't really be a fork since I'd
> continue in the same general direction, and also it isn't much of a fork
> unless the original branch continues to grow), but first I'd like to ask if
> anyone else has an interest in this package and could think of cooperating
> with me.
> Magnus Holmgren email@example.com
> (No Cc of list mail needed, thanks)
I tried debtool and found it seriously lacking.
Since then I use reprepro which is very nice for handling a local
archive plus allows pulling in remote archives as sources for
updates. So you have your local mirror and local archive in one neat