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?

  • It depends what repository you are using (check the man page) but with reprepo it should be something like reprepo -b . include $CODENAME $CHANGES Commented Mar 4, 2013 at 9:04
  • and even without a changes file, reprepo can add/remove single .deb archives
    – Bananguin
    Commented Mar 4, 2013 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
    Commented Mar 4, 2013 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? Commented Mar 4, 2013 at 22:38
  • Yes, we are running am mirror.
    – slappyjam
    Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 21:33

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Set up a separate repo for your local packages. It just makes sense, as observed by vonbrand and thecarpy.

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