Setting up your own APT repository with upload support

Posted by tuxchick on Nov 5, 2005 10:17 PM EDT
Debian Administration; By Steve Kemp
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We've previously covered setting up your own repository for the Debian's apt-get system, but we didn't cover managing automatic uploads. Thankfully this is a simple task with the reprepro, and dupload tools and a small amount of scripting.

The reprepro package is tool for creating an APT repository with a pool structure, the same type of structure the official Debian mirrors use.

The repository may:

Contain packages for multiple distributions: Stable, Unstable, Testing, etc. Contain packages for multiple architectures: x86, sparc, all, etc. Be managed quickly and easily.

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