Quick Debian repo setup with aptlyPublished: 2016-01-02
The right tool for the job
Aptly is a neat tool that allows you to quickly build Debian or Ubuntu repositories. You can grab it from Debian's repositories. Build a repo with the name 'zfs':
$ aptly repo create -distribution=jessie -component=contrib zfs
Add your packages. You can add separate files or a whole directory:
$ aptly repo add zfs *deb
Publishing your repository
Once that's done you can publish your repo. By default aptly will set this up in
~/.aptly/public/. If you intend the repo to be public, have a GPG key handy to sign the Release files (this is the default behaviour, but you can skip this with
$ aptly publish repo zfs
Remember to export your key; your users will need to add it. Even better: upload it.
$ gpg --send-keys 1BE2I2X4
Adding a separate source.list file (name it however you want, just make sure it ends in .list) in
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ is the cleanest way.
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zfs.list deb http://yoursite.net/zfs/ jessie contrib
If you use a GPG signed Release file, import the GPG key:
$ apt-key add ./zfs.gpg
After this, run
apt-get update so apt knows about the repo, and you're done.