Re: Installing own packages with aptitude
On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 08:07:32AM +1100, Alex Samad wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 11:12:16AM -0500, Damon L. Chesser wrote:
> > Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> 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 like
> >> deb file:///var/cache/apt/archive2/ ./
> do a man sources.list
> their example is
> deb file:/home/jason/debian stable main contrib non-free
There is a reqiurement to prepare some kind of index, I believe. I'm
not sure of the details, but there's a utilitu that does this.