dpkg-scanpackages (and other kinfolk)

Hodgins Family ehodgins at telusplanet.net
Thu Oct 27 19:35:18 UTC 2005

Good afternoon!

For a while now, whenever someone asks how to set up an offline repository, 
I (and lots of other folks) have been suggesting a method that involves the 
use of dpkg-scanpackages. I'm just now getting around to actually installing 
Breezy (wanted to wait a bit) and lo and behold the dpkg-scanpackages wasn't 
on any of my systems.

To get this little gem, open Synaptic, find a package called dpkg-dev and 
install that. The dpkg-scanpackages script will now be in /usr/bin.

As far as I can remember, I didn't have to do this with Hoary....it was just 
there !??!

I hope this helps someone else save some head-scratching!


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