Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I run my own debian apt repository server. I have a .deb file that i would like to add into the repository (Adaptec Storage Manager deb). I need the ability to manage that package independent of the rest of the repo.


How can I add the .deb file to the repo so that I can do a 'apt-get storman' on the client machines and have it installed?

share|improve this question
It depends what repository you are using (check the man page) but with reprepo it should be something like reprepo -b . include $CODENAME $CHANGES – Ulrich Dangel Mar 4 '13 at 9:04
and even without a changes file, reprepo can add/remove single .deb archives – Bananguin Mar 4 '13 at 10:07
Perhaps you should be setting up your own repo for locally created packages, if only to segregate them from the official ones. – vonbrand Mar 4 '13 at 17:30
Do you mean you're currently running a mirror? If it's not a mirror, where are the packages in your existing repository coming from and how do you manage them? – Gilles Mar 4 '13 at 22:38
Yes, we are running am mirror. – slappyjam Mar 6 '13 at 21:33
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Thanks for the comments, I was able to use reprepro to add the .deb package to my private repository.

I found the following site very useful:


Thanks to all those who responded!

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.