Re: May be slightly off topic but not much
On 24 Sep 2004, Robert Goley wrote:
> I want to put together a private apt repository of basic in house
> configuration packages for our laptops and servers. I already have the
> debian packages created and lintian doesn't complain too much. I just
> do not know how to create a repository of custom packages. Can anyone
> provide some basic help or references to start from?
apt-ftparchive, from the apt-utils package, can be used to generate the
required 'Packages' file. I used this last time I needed to make one of
Just dump the packages into a single directory, the use apt-ftparchive
and gzip to create Packages.gz for them. Make that web accessible and
bingo, an archive.
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