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Re: apt

On Mon, 22 Mar 1999, imrana wrote:
> However I'm disappointed.
> It doesn't have "scan" support for a unconventional *.deb file stack.(like the
> one I've described above)
> What I'm asking is this:
> Will apt have a "scan" option?
> Is it possible or impossible?

Do you know about dpkg-scanpackages?

This program generates a Packages file from a directory structure, and is
the recommended way to support a custom package set.

dpkg-scanpackages is to be found in the dpkg-dev package.

An example would be like this:

cd /usr/local/repository
dpkg-scanpackages mydebs/ /dev/null > mydebs/Packages

Then, insert into apt/sources.list

deb file:/usr/local/repository mydebs/

(The trailing slash is important)


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