An update repository for a custom distro?
Scott J. Henson
sjh at sjhserv.net
Tue Dec 26 02:50:20 UTC 2006
Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> I have a custom distro, that have alot of customize packages, I would
> like to use the Ubuntu repository for the updates, but I'm afraid that
> the customize packages would be replaced with the ubuntu packages upon
> update, I'm wondering how will I use the Ubuntu repository without the
> customize packages be replaced with the ubuntu version? Is it possible?
> If not, updates and g-a-i will be nothing at all (for now) :-(
We have a custom distro and what we do is have a
mini-dinstall repository that we upload our packages to.
Then we use apt pinning to give our packages priority. Thus
even if a newer version is uploaded to Ubuntu's repository,
apt keeps our version installed. Obviously, this means that
we have to keep up to date on security related updates, but
to date this has not been an issue.
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