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Re: Poll: Anybody using debpool?

Magnus Holmgren <holmgren@lysator.liu.se> writes:

> DebPool is a Debian package archiver written in Perl by Joel Aelwyn 
> <fenton@debian.org>. Like mini-dinstall it's a lightweight replacement 
> for "the real deal" that manages Debian's package archive, but unlike 
> mini-dinstall it uses a full pool layout. The current version is 0.2.3 and 
> it's in the experimental distribution.
> Since I liked it very much I immediately started adding and rewriting code and 
> submitting my suggestions for improvement to the BTS, but unfortunately Joel 
> seems to be gone; he hasn't uploaded anything or commented on any bugs for 
> over eight months. I don't want debpool to die, especially not with all the 
> hours I spent on it...
> I could of course fork it (except that it wouldn't really be a fork since I'd 
> continue in the same general direction, and also it isn't much of a fork 
> unless the original branch continues to grow), but first I'd like to ask if 
> anyone else has an interest in this package and could think of cooperating 
> with me.
> -- 
> Magnus Holmgren        holmgren@lysator.liu.se
>                        (No Cc of list mail needed, thanks)

I tried debtool and found it seriously lacking.

Since then I use reprepro which is very nice for handling a local
archive plus allows pulling in remote archives as sources for
updates. So you have your local mirror and local archive in one neat


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