Provided by: extrepo_0.6_all bug


       extrepo - manage external Debian repositories


       extrepo search search_key

       extrepo enable repository_name

       extrepo disable repository_name

       extrepo update repository_name


       The extrepo tool is used to manage external repositories in Debian.  Before extrepo, users
       who wished to use software not packaged for Debian had to manually write the apt
       configuration files, run an unsigned script as root, or install an unsigned .deb package
       that contained all the configuration on their system. None of these methods were very

       Extrepo remedies this by way of a metadata repository for external package repositories.
       The user can search the list of metadata repositories by way of "extrepo search", and
       manage them through "extrepo enable", "extrepo disable", or "extrepo update".


   search key
       Searches for a repository where the given argument key (a regular expression) matches
       either the name of the repository, its description, or the URL of the repository in
       question. The full YAML configuration of all repositories that have a match are printed to
       standard output.

   enable repository_name
       Enable the repository named repository_name.

       There are two cases for this command:

       •   If the repository had not yet been created before, this creates its configuration from
           the current metadata.

       •   If the repository had been created before but disabled by way of the "extrepo disable"
           command, re-enables it without updating the metadata. If you want to update it, see
           the "extrepo update" command.

   disable repository_name
       This simply adds a line "Enabled: no" to the apt configuration file, so that the
       repository is not enabled. It can be re-enabled by changing the line to "Enabled: yes" (or
       removing it entirely), or by way of the "extrepo enable" command (second case).

   update repository_name
       Re-writes the apt configuration file for this repository, as well as the GPG keyring for
       it, from the current metadata.


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       Wouter Verhelst