I have a deb repository accessible with ssh (following instructions from this site). I use the ssh-public-key-based authentication to access the repository server.

How I can configure apt-get on clients to make it use a private key to connect to the repo? How to configure apt-get to use ssh-agent?

Whenever I call sudo apt-get update on a client machine, I need to provide a password for vagrant user. The source.list on the client machines:

deb ssh://vagrant@ precise main


sudo ssh vagrant@

Works after following instructions on making sudo work with ssh-agent. sudo apt-get update does not.


Works. I have removed the user from the deb repository definition in source.list:

deb ssh:// precise main

and I specify the IdentityFile in /home/root/.ssh/config as suggested in this post

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