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Re: Package Repository

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 11:41:45PM -0600, Adam Majer wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 12:49:53AM +0000, Nicholas Avenell wrote:
> > Okay, A simple question, for which a simple answer would be appreciated:
> > 
> > I am looking for a simple, step by set guide to turning a directory
> > full of .deb files into something I can access with a sources.list entry.
> > 
> > In this case, /var/cache/apt/archives/.
> > 
> > it's currently set up as an nfs share accross the network, which is 
> > sub-optimal. I can work out how to get at it via ftp or http, but I've 
> > no idea how to make it able to be seen via an sources.list file.
> To access these .deb files via apt, you need Packages file. To build
> Packages, just look at dpkg-scanpackages. To create an "override"
> file, just
> touch override
> ie. empty file since you don't ususally need override.

Or indeed just use /dev/null.

Remember to gzip the Packages file after creating it with
dpkg-scanpackages, otherwise apt won't see it (and you'll get a
misleading error message).

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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