Re: APT Repository HOWTO
On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 08:20:54AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Ola Lundqvist <email@example.com> writes:
> > Hello
> > Instead of doing all this by hand I can recommend my own package
> > debarchiver. The latest versions of it do this pretty good in
> > an automatic way.
> > Just wanted to let you know.
> > Regards,
> I know I tried debarchiver for the amd64 archive and found it
> wanting in some way. Could you summarise the strong and weak points of
> it for the FAQ?
* Easy to install
apt-get install debarchiver
Add a location to apache
and you are done.
* Generates Release, Packages, Contents and Sources files automatically.
* Sort packages per arch, section, source etc.
* Can use override files.
* No pool structure.
* Removal or moving of packages need manual regeneration of Release (etc)
> Same goes for the other suggestions made here like the DAK. The DAK is
> hellishly complicated to setup compared to mini-dinstall for
> example. But using mini-dinstall for something like 15K debs is
> All the tools have pros and cons and a comparison would be nice.
I hope this is a good answer to your question. :)
> Personally my favourite currently is mirrorer because it is very
> simple to setup, has basicaly no depends (like no db server needed)
> and copes well even with 15K debs.
Previous versions of debarchiver did not handle big archives well
but this has been fixed now (as far as I know).
I have not tested archives for more than about hundred packages.
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