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I've recently started administrating more Ubuntu machines - as such I've had to recompile/create packages for our configuration. On my Redhat machines I was able to create a server that served as a Yum Repository - ensuring all my updates would be installed on the machines accordingly.

Is it possible for me to create an Aptitude Repository on a remote server? If so how would one go about doing so (and maintaining a custom/small set of packages on it - not just a mirror)?

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You can either create a ppa on launchpad, or create your own apt repository on your own server. The recipe of how to build an apt repository can be found here.

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