Command adds packages to local repository from
.deb (binary packages),
.udeb (binary packages for Debian installer)
.dsc (source packages) files. When importing from directory aptly
would do recursive scan looking for all files matching
*.dsc patterns. Every file discovered would be analyzed to extract
metadata, package would be created and added to database. Files would be
imported to internal package pool. For source packages, all required
files are added as well automatically. Extra files for source package
should be in the same directory as
$ aptly repo add <name> <package file>|<directory> ...
nameis local repository name
-force-replace: when adding package that conflicts with existing package, remove existing package
-remove-files: remove files that have been imported successfully into repository
Local repositories work best for distribution of in-house software or
for custom-built upstream packages. Command
aptly repo add allows to
add source packages and built binary package to local repository. Local
repository could be snapshotted, possibly mixed with snapshots of
official repositories and published.
aptly won’t complain if package is added to the repo which is complete
duplicate. However it is forbidden to have two packages in one repo with identical
triples (architecture, name, version) that have different metadata or
files (see Duplicate packages for details).
If you need to replace package that conflicts with existing, use flag
All files added to package pool would be deduplicated, as it
happens with files coming from mirrors, so exactly one copy of each file
would be stored in aptly pool.
-remove-files allows to implement concept of
where packages are removed as soon as they’re imported into database.
$ aptly repo add testing files/libboost-program-options-dev_220.127.116.11_i386.deb Loading packages... [+] libboost-program-options-dev_18.104.22.168_i386 added