Building your own rpm/apt/yum repository

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Tue Dec 2 15:38:27 UTC 2003

On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 10:31:47PM -0600, Clif Smith wrote:
> As usual, I'm probably over-complicating the issue...
> Here's my dilemma.  I need to QA software against various versions of my
> own company's software.  Being that the versions come out at different
> times, I need to be able to build system1 with all updates as of
> software version1's release and then build system2 with all updates as
> of software version2's release.  While I could image/clone/ghost/etc.
> systems various ways, I'd rather be able to build from scratch if needed
> as I get newer hardware from time to time which makes having a constant
> image a hassle.
> So, I'm thinking of magical apt/yum repositories which I could call on
> to do the heavy lifting.  I'm assuming apt or yum as they'll handle the
> various dependencies so that everything is installed in the right order
> without a lot of trial and error.


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