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I've made a custom repo to install ruby 2.0 on Ubuntu 12.04

Currently, I have the repo in '/vagrant/files' for testing.

root@gitlab:~# tree /vagrant/files/
/vagrant/files/
|-- default
|-- ruby2-repo
|   |-- libruby2.0_2.0.0.299-2_amd64.deb
|   |-- Packages.gz
|   |-- rake_10.0.4-1_all.deb
|   |-- ruby2.0_2.0.0.299-2_amd64.deb
|   |-- ruby2.0-dev_2.0.0.299-2_amd64.deb
|   `-- rubygems-integration_1.2_all.deb

root@gitlab:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ruby2-0.list
deb file:///vagrant/files/ruby2-repo /

I'm thinking I'll just put the ruby2-0.list directory in home or /opt.

Is there a best practice or standard for where to store local repos?

  • That is one of the links I used in researching how to create a debian repo. The examples use generic locations like: file:///path/to/repository/ – spuder Oct 4 '13 at 17:08
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    It also suggests the following paths (see the setting up section): ~/packages/,/packages/,/var/www/debian/, /usr/local/packages/ which to me implies there is no default path. – terdon Oct 4 '13 at 17:10
  • Imho I normally put custom repos in /var/www/html so I can easily access them with other machines. If you only have the one computer accessing the repo it shouldn't matter much. – Jeight Oct 10 '13 at 17:57

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