[Slackbuilds-users] Help on creating my own local slackbuild repo at home

emmel the_emmel at gmx.net
Wed Jul 6 07:55:59 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 06:57:36PM -0400, slakmagik wrote:
> On 2011-07-05 (Tue) 11:34:49 [-0400], Eric Schultz wrote:
> > >
> > >
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> > > From: "Ozan Türky?lmaz" <ozan.turkyilmaz at gmail.com>
> > > To: "SlackBuilds.org Users List" <slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org>
> > > Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 07:27:44 +0500
> > > Subject: Re: [Slackbuilds-users] Help on creating my own local slackbuild
> > > repo at home
> > > 2011/7/5  <unix_lists at airpost.net>:
> > >
> > > git clone the SBo git repo. Add it to sbopkg repo files. after that
> > > choose it at sbopkg repo config. When you change anything on the repo
> > > do git add and git commit. When you a sbopkg -r (git pull) your
> > > changes and repo changes will be merged nicely (depending on changes
> > > you did).
> > >
> > 
> > I was trying to do something similar: I have a couple Slackware machines
> > with similar setups so I wanted to have a central SBo repo.  I use the rsync
> > backup on my NAS to sync SBo's repo but I can't seem to add it to the repo
> > files!?  I tried to add it as a local repo at
> > /media/network1/mirror/Sbo/build-13.37 but when ever I run sbopkg it says it
> > doesn't exist and offers to create it for me?!
> > 
> The default REPO_ROOT is /var/lib/sbopkg. The default REPO_NAME and
> REPO_BRANCH are SBo and 13.37. At least for now, git repos (as opposed
> to rsync) don't have REPO_BRANCHes. All of this is configurable from the
> configuration file but can also be controlled from the command line.
> Something like '-D /media/network1/mirror' (versions older than the
> latest use '-d' instead of '-D') would have sbopkg look in that
> directory for a hierarchy it recognizes. Something like '-V
> Sbo/build-13.37' might tell it to use that. If that's not what's
> actually going on, you might need to set ROOT to
> /media/network1/mirror/Sbo, NAME to 'build-13.37' and not have a branch.
> (If I'm remembering correctly - I don't use these features myself. If
> I'm wrong, I'll look at the code later.) As far as the repos.d files,
> those files want the repo (name) and the branch but don't expect the
> REPO_ROOT to be specified in them - but I don't know what your file
> looks like.
> The best thing to do, however, if you don't have a reason not to, is to
> use sbopkg's default local directory: /var/lib/sbopkg/local. Then a
> simple ' sbopkg -V local' will activate that repo. That I do use, and
> know that works as described.
> And, at this point, if what I've said doesn't help, this is really more
> material for sbopkg's own list (where I'd also appreciate everyone
> signing up, for the same reasons Robby expressed.) :) There, more detail
> on your filesystem and what your files actually say would be good.
> HTH.

Actually, I do something like that, using rsync, NFS and symbolic links
to distribute downloaded sources and the repo between machines. (I use
sbopkg.) I just don't distribute ready mande packages as I have a
inhomogenous network - different setups and in one case Slack64 rather
than 32 bit.
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