Re: private debian pools
On Sat, 7 Dec 2002, Brian May wrote:
> 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.
It looks nice. I had to write some scripts to maintain my archive but I
have been hitting several problems. I will give them a shot but I would
like to have some more information on them.
> 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).
Do you have some documentation done somewhere? I wasn't able to find the
> 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).
Well probably yes. I would love to read the doc (except the code itself)
and testing it.
> A name is required (bin2 doesn't suit IMHO!).
> dpkg-scanpackages and dpkg-scansources have been hacked to take a file
> with a list of packages as a parameter.
Did you add the fuctionality or just a simple hack? maybe handling it as
an cmd line option (ex: --file-list <file>) will make life much easier and
merge with the original one much faster without breaking the normal
Looking forward to try it.