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Bug#204969: ITP: package-pool-helper -- Simple scripts to manage a local package pool

Package: wnpp
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-08-10
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : package-pool-helper
  Version         : 0.9
  Upstream Author : Marc Haber (mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de)
* URL             : not yet available
* License         : GPL
  Description     : Simple scripts to manage a local package pool

This package contains scripts to help local site administrators to
manage their own package pools which might contain fixed, patched,
backported or new packages complementing a Debian distribution.

mkdists scans a directory tree for files named 00distributions that
contains information about packages and which distribution they will
go into. The information found in 00distributions will then be processed
into a package list file that is used by apt-ftparchive to build
Packages.gz files for all distributions that have packages configured.
A Release file that contains md5sums of the packages will be created
as well.

editdistlist scans the local directory for package files that are not
yet present in 00distributions, adds them to 00distributions's end and
fires up an editor allowing the user to place the new package files
into a distribution.

The scripts included in this package don't target sophisticated
archive management like katie. They are sufficient to manage a local
pool of packages that a site with a few dozen of
differently-configured machines needs for efficient systems
administration. Putting the package-distribution relationship files in
the same directory than the package files makes distribution
management easy and fast.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux darren 2.4.21-coreserver #1 SMP Fri Jun 20 15:44:17 UTC 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE

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