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A simple command line utility to create a debian repository

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Simple command line tool to create apt repositories. This will work on debian and ubuntu.

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Installation:

First install from pypi:

pip install vdt.simpleaptrepo

This tool is a wrapper for some debian specific packages, so you will need to install them first:

apt-get install gnupg dpkg-sig apt-utils

To show which commands are available:

simpleapt --help

Create a repository:

First you need to create a gpg key to sign your packages with. This is not mandatory but highly recommended:

simpleapt create-gpg-key

Copy and remember the key’s hash. The output looks something like this:

gpg: key 10FB8BDC marked as ultimately trusted

So copy the 10FB8BDC hash, you will need it later.

Now create a repository:

simpleapt create-repo myrepo /www/ --gpgkey 10FB8BDC

Repository 'myrepo' created
Now add a component with the 'add-component' command

Create a component:

In one repository you have multiple components:

simpleapt add-component myrepo test

You will see what you need to do now:

Component 'test' created in repo 'myrepo'

Now add some unsigned debian packages in the directory
and run the 'update-repo' command (see the 'add packages' section below)

Configure your webservice to set the www-root to /www/
Add http://<hostname>/myrepo/test / to your sources.list

Add the key on the host where you want to install the packages.
(This is only needed once per repository)
wget -qO - http://<hostname>/myrepo/test/keyfile | sudo apt-key add -

Add some more if you like:

simpleapt add-component myrepo staging
simpleapt add-component myrepo production

See that our repo is there:

simpleapt list-repos

myrepo (gpgkey: 10FB8BDC)
   test
   staging
   main

Add packages:

Copy some debian package into a component’s directory and update the repo:

simpleapt update-repo myrepo test

Exported key 10FB8BDC to /www/myrepo/test/keyfile

Signed package /www/myrepo/test/my-package_0.0.1_all.deb
Creates Packages
Creates Packages.gz
Create Release with key 10FB8BDC
Create InRelease with key 10FB8BDC
Create Releases.gpg with key 10FB8BDC

When there a a lot packages you can skip resigning packages by using the --skip-signed option:

simpleapt update-repo myrepo test --skip-signed

Exported key 10FB8BDC to /www/myrepo/test/keyfile

Skipped signing /www/myrepo/test/my-package_0.0.1_all.deb

Creates Packages
Creates Packages.gz
Create Release with key 10FB8BDC
Create InRelease with key 10FB8BDC
Create Releases.gpg with key 10FB8BDC

Now you can install these packages!

Changelog:

0.0.5 (2018-08-04):

  • Checked for python 3.7 support

0.0.4 (2017-11-20):

  • Added a --skip-signed option so we can skip already signed debian packages
  • Added python 3 support

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