dpkg-scanpackages (and other kinfolk)

Reinhard Tartler siretart at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 08:32:39 UTC 2005

On 10/27/05, Hodgins Family <ehodgins at telusplanet.net> wrote:
> 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.

I wouldn't use such low level tools like dpkg-scanpackages or
apt-ftparchive if I hadn't another choice. Better checkout tools like
debarchiver, mini-dinstall, reprepro or debpool.


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