Thursday, 21 August 2014

Re: creating local repo

On 22/08/14 11:15, Manoj Iyer wrote:
> I need to create a local repo of some packages, this is for a custom
> project I am working on.
> I do the following:
> * download the deb packages & dependencies to /usr/local/apt/archives/
> * create a directory /usr/local/apt/archives/partial
> * cd to /usr/local/apt/archives/
> * dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz
> * /usr/local/apt/archives/Packages.gz now exists.
> * add /etc/apt/sources.list.d/localrepo.list
> * file:/usr/local/apt/archives/ ./
> * apt-get update --fix-missing
> but when I apt get install any of the packages from the local repo, it
> still looks in and downloads from there rather than
> using my local repo. I also tried adding 'file:/usr/local/apt/archives/
> ./' to sources.list instead and I have the same behavior.
> Am I missing something?

One thing you want to check is apt-cache policy <package> to see what
apt thinks is the most up to date place to download from -- keep in mind
that versioning is still important, and apt won't prioritize file://
URIs over any other type.

"...In the UNIX world, people tend to interpret `non-technical user'
as meaning someone who's only ever written one device driver."
- Daniel Pead

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