Custom Ubuntu software repository

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 /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb feisty main restricted universe multiverse

Run 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.

During installation you will get this warning:

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
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.

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