I'm looking on how to setup a private apt repository (on 10.04 LTS) that can support multiple versions.
I understand that you cannot have multiple versions of a package installed on a server. This is a purely for a development environment where we want to be able to test multiple versions before releasing them to the production apt repository.
I know you can have multiple versions by putting the version number in the package name, however I want to achieve the opposite, support multiple versions of a same package name.
e.g. packagename_1.0_all.deb and packagename_2.0_all.deb rather than packagename-1.0_1.0_all.deb and packagename-2.0_2.0_all.deb
For those that are familiar with Puppet automated eployment - we can specify what version of a package we want on a server (with the ensure tag using the same package name).
I've tried Google's debmarshal described at http://wiki.debian.org/HowToSetupADebianRepository but could not get it to work due to a lack of documentation.
Any tips highly appreciated. Thanks!