[PlanetCCRMA] Re: creating apt databases from arbitrary rpms

Andrew Burgess aab@cichlid.com
Wed Oct 1 12:48:04 2003

>> I have a mirror of the redhat 9 rpms from ftp.redhat.com but no cds.
>> I've read http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/createredhatcdroms.html
>> which describes how to apt-ify a non-apt redhat install cd. It requires downloading
>> the apt databases from planet ccrma that match the cd.
>> My question is: how were those databases created? I've looked in
>> the apt docs and cannot seem to find an answer.

>In the same way that apt repositories are created, it is not different
>at all. What I did is to basically copy the cd to /mnt/cdrom, add the
>dir structure of a repository and then run genbasedir on it.
>But it looks like you want to create your own repository.

>There are several places where you can find info on how to create
>repositories, a good one can be found here, it's pretty complete, I
>think (Matthias Saou wrote it):
>  http://freshrpms.net/apt/server/

Aha! That is what I needed. I didn't use the word 'repository' when
I googled...

Thank you very much!