[OSM-dev] GSoC Project Update (Fast Track Deployment of Customised OSM Tile Server)

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Fri May 27 09:58:24 BST 2011

On 27/05/11 06:12, Graham Jones wrote:

> I did not know that apt.openstreetmap.org <http://apt.openstreetmap.org>
> existed.  I think that would be the best place for the output of this
> project (but the scripts to generate the archives will need a separate
> home).  What does Parveen need to do to write to it?

It doesn't really exist.

I created the name, and pointed it at a web site, and tried to work out 
how to set it up as an APT repository. I was however largely defeated by 
my normal inability to get my head round Debian style packaging and 
package distribution.

My googling at the time turned up hilarious documents that listed about 
a dozen ways to create a repository, all of which seemed to be insanely 
complicated compared to what I'm used to on Fedora (aka dump the 
packages in a directory and run createrepo).

The intention was anyway to create a repository for internal use for 
distributing packages among our servers rather than to serve external 
users though I guess it could do both.

If there is somebody out there that would like to setup that repository 
properly and look after building packages and making them available then 
I would be very happy to talk to them.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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