Sometimes I need to recompile software packages on Ubuntu, for instance because of a special feature. I use the resulting packages on a number of servers, but manually using
dpkg to install muickly becomes a pain if the number of machines becomes significant. Therefore I have created a custom software repository that can be used with apt-get. Add the following line to your
deb http://www.tienhuis.nl/ubuntu feisty main restricted universe multiverse
apt-get update, and you’re ready to install the packages. The repository is not entirely finished, but I plan to have binary packages for dapper, edgy, feisty, and gutsy, on i386 and powerpc. The version numbers have been bumped up so they will overwrite the original packages, so be carefull.
- openssh-server with the sftplogging/sftpfilecontrol patch.
- netatalk with support for encrypted logins (some background)
- xmms with support for seeking in HTTP streams
During installation you will get this warning:
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! netatalk Install these packages without verification [y/N]
This is because the packages are not signed. Even if I did you would get this warning because a default Ubuntu system does not have my keys. So just choose y to install.
As mentioned before, use these packages at your own risk.