[lsb-discuss] Generating Debian package repositories for apt-get

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 06:03:13 PDT 2008

Now there are also 32-bit Debian packages generated by the OpenPrinting 
server, and that without chroot. I had to hack the conversion process of 
alien somewhat, once for 32-bit packages and second to make the packages 
depend on "lsb" and nothing else. The way how the RPMs get converted you 
can see in my little script:


Integration of the rpeository into the local system is done as I told 
already in my first posting. If you have already edited your 
source.list, you only need to refresh you local package list by doing 
"sudo apt-get update".


Till Kamppeter wrote:
> I am currently trying to generate package repositories on our server 
> which can be used with high-level package managers. The repositories are 
> for the distribution-independent LSB-based printer driver packages. As 
> talked about in Austin we need indexed repositories to support things 
> like automatic updates in case of security bugs.
> The plan is that printer manufacturers upload LSB RPM packages and that 
> the server should then automatically alienise them to Debian packages 
> and afterwards index the Debian package repository for apt-get. In 
> addition, the RPMs should get directly indexed for yum and urpmi.


> My simple but not perfect repository geerator script (mkrepo) is here:
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/download/printdriver/debian/
> In the same directory there are also the needed configuration files.
> To download packages from this repo, add
> deb http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/debian/ lsb3.2 main
> to your /etc/apt/sources.list and do
> sudo apt-get update
> Then you can "apt-get install":
> splix
> gutenprint
> min12xxw
> lm1100
> cupsddk
> cupsddk-drivers
> sane-backends
> sane-backends-devel
> saned
> from the OpenPrinting repository, but only for 64-bit PCs ...
>    Till

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