how to authenticate my local repository

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Wed Apr 30 14:47:26 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 29 April 2008, Derek Broughton wrote:
> That's exactly what apt-ftparchive does.  If you just copy the .debs
> around, you have to use dpkg to install them.  His way, with probably
> _less_ work (I use apt-move to do the same thing, and it took 10 minutes to
> set up and no more work), apt should find them.

Don't think that is true.   As long as I place them 
in  /var/cache/apt/archives/  the next update running any of the programs 
(aptitude, adept, etc)  will find the .debs in the archives and use them.   
At least that has been my experience.

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