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private debian pools

I have a set of scripts for creating private debian package pools,
available at:


These scripts will allow you to create and maintain a private archive
with multiple distributions, architectures, etc. No database is
required. See 

<URL:http://www.microcomaustralia.com.au/debian/> for a sample.

If somebody wants to help tidy up this code and package it for Debian, I
will be willing to maintain the Debian package for Debian.

This probably will involve going through the README file and fixing the
things I have labeled "FIXME" (most of these should be simple to
fix, not sure about the bugs in rmfiles yet though).

If you want to do any work on it, please let me know simply so I can
tell you if I have made any changes (as I do more testing if I find any
bugs I may simply fix them without warning).

If anyone else is interested, cvs.debian.org might be a good idea, too...

A name is required (bin2 doesn't suit IMHO!).

Design note:

I have tried to make all scripts as simple as possible (except
dpkg-scan* which are hacked versions of the Debian programs).

Everything uses dsc.pm in order to read the *.changes file, to ensure
that the programs remain small.

dpkg-scanpackages and dpkg-scansources have been hacked to take a file
with a list of packages as a parameter.

dpkg-scanudebs does the same thing as dpkg-scanpackages but for udebs.

Ideally the original versions of these packages should support the
functionality required, so these hacked versions wouldn't be required.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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