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 +===== Intro =====
 +When you build a list for scripting install's you properly end up with deb files in the list that isn't in the repository. This will kind of break the idea of rebuilding your machine automatically. 
 +
 +This howto will overcome this with some simple tricks.
 +
 + 
 +
 +===== Install needed software =====
 +
 +We need dpkg-dev to make this work so install it like this:
 +
 +<code>
 +sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev
 +</code>
 +
 +===== MyDebs directory =====
 +
 +Create a directory where you store the downloaded deb files:
 +
 +<code>
 +mkdir ~/MyDebs
 +</code>
 +
 +===== The update-script =====
 +Now make a script that will update the package list for apt-get:
 +
 +<file>
 +cd ~/MyDebs
 +dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz
 +</file>
 +
 +Save it as update-mydebs in your local bin directory and make executable:
 +
 +<code>
 +gedit ~/bin/update-mydebs      < paste in the above script lines save and close gedit
 +chmod +x ~/bin/update-mydebs
 +</code>
 +
 +
 +===== Sources.list =====
 +To bind it all together put the following into /etc/apt/sources.list:
 +
 +<file>
 +deb file:/home/domingo/MyDebs ./
 +</file>
 +
 +===== Using the script =====
 +After downloading a deb file run:
 +
 +<code>
 +sudo update-mydebs
 +sudo apt-get update
 +</code>
 +
 +Now apt-get/Synaptic/aptitude can find/search/install/keep track of the deb files you download.
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Source =====
 +https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Personal
  
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