*Jules Bean wrote:
> 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)
Great, I see this formula now and then on the list and forget to
save it somewhere. It is rather important, but also obscure. I remember
mucking around and finding dpkg-scanpackages eventually, and even then the
documentation was not suitable for a beginner. Inlcuding it in apt would be
nice, or at least publishing the idiom you mentioned in some prominent user
level documentation ( it should be in the installation manual, perhaps. I am
not sure of the correct location.)
John Lapeyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Re: apt
- From: Richard Braakman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- From: imrana <email@example.com>
- Re: apt
- From: Jules Bean <firstname.lastname@example.org>