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GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
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Local Debian Package Archive


To set up a local Debian cache of deb files that you've created or downloaded separately:

  # mkdir -p /mirrors/dists/local/local/binary-i386
  # cp *.deb /mirrors/dists/local/local/binary-i386
  # cd /mirrors
  # dpkg-scanpackages dists/local/local/binary-i386 /dev/null \
                    > dists/local/local/binary-i386/Packages

Then add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:

  deb file:/mirrors local local


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