Re: Installing own packages with aptitude
On Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 04:14:45PM +0100, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> I would like to install some selfmade or downloaded packages on my system
> using apt or aptitude. These are packages, which are experimental or
> 3rd-party (like my printer driver), and which is no repository for.
> All packages are installable with dpkg -i by hand, and all packages shall
> reside in a special directory (i.e. /var/cache/apt/archive2/ ).
> How must be the syntax in /etc/apt/sources.list ? I suppose, it is something
> deb file:///var/cache/apt/archive2/ ./
> Another question:
> Is there a way to install those packages, even it has the wrong architecture ?
> If I do it manually this is working of course, (using
> dpkg -i --force-architecture) , but is there a way to handle it
> automatically ?
> The background is, that the closed-source-driver for my printer (Brother
> MFC210c) is only available as an I386-package, but not as an amd64-package.
> Although, it is working perfectly on amd64-systems !
Apt (and as a result aptitude, synaptic, etc) only works with
repositories. You either make your own repository (see apt-ftparchive
tool) or you use dpkg -i manually.