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Debian Package Repository HOWTO

Bear Giles, <>

draft, 21 May 2001

This document provides instructions on how to set up an "apt-get-able" repository (or archive) of Debian packages. It also describes some common reasons for using one.

1. Introduction

2. Directory Structure

3. Downloading packages from the repository

4. Uploading packages to the repository

5. Modifying Packages

6. Simple Repositories

7. Optimization for Pentiums

8. Stack Guard

9. Required, Important and Standard Packages

10. So you want to produce your own distribution?...

11. Legalities

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