Is there a utullity for generating a Packages file from an archive of .deb files? How is the Packages file generated or changed? I would like to keep a custom local archive but am finding the maintainance of the Packages file a bit of a headache. George Bonser If NT is the answer, you didn't understand the question. (NOTE: Stolen sig) http://www.debian.org Debian/GNU Linux ... the maintainable operating system.