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Adding an custom APT repository

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Last Updated: 2/27/2022

In this example I am using two machines to demonstrate. The first is some general purpose machine that I want to update and give access to a custom package that I have created and set for distribution.

Now, some common sense should apply here. In this example I am simply adding the following to the “sources.lists” file contained in /etc/apt

deb http://archive.my.lab/dists dummy main

The screenshot below shows the root of the archive. It also shows that I am lying like a cheep rug. I will probably continue with the example as archive.my.lab…. but this exposes what I really have in play. This distribution has been around for a while. There should be material for how to create a custom repository that I have never put out there.

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