how to authenticate my local repository

Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Wed Apr 30 15:25:32 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at> wrote:

> 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.
something i want to know, is it it enough to put them in this cache folder
to be used, or do i need to kind of register them somehow?

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