how to authenticate my local repository

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Apr 30 16:01:32 UTC 2008

Willy Hamra wrote:

> 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?

No it isn't.  apt-ftparchive, as the OP uses, builds the necessary status

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