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sonicskywalker
July 23rd, 2008, 07:36 PM
How do the repositories work? Is it possible to put your own projects into a repository? If so, how do you do it?

LowSky
July 23rd, 2008, 07:46 PM
hope this helps

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Personal
http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/index.en.html

dca
July 23rd, 2008, 07:49 PM
Easiest is to create your own for your project if it's hosted on your own server. You provide instructions to end users how to add the repo to their package manager so that way the only thing they need to do is type the name in their search bar. The only down side, the more people that hit your server the longer it will take to install or refresh repos, etc...

Then again if it's on sourceforge you can just release the source and let us compile and install on our own?

sonicskywalker
July 23rd, 2008, 07:58 PM
No way! if I release software, I want it to actually install properly and actually work! (this tarball garbage is a waste of time!)

Thanks!

LowSky
July 23rd, 2008, 08:14 PM
how to create a deb
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Basic?action=show&redirect=HowToBuildDebianPackagesFromScratch
http://wiki.freegeek.org/index.php/Basic_Debian_Packaging

Oldsoldier2003
July 23rd, 2008, 08:27 PM
You can always publish your packages to your launchpad PPA as you are learning how to package.

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas