What is Debian?

Debian is a computer operating system, specifically a GNU/Linux distribution.

The Cedar Solutions APT Data Sources

There are currently two different APT data sources, one for Debian's stable distribution and one for the unstable distribution.

Users of Debian and other derived distributions (like Ubuntu) can use the APT data sources to install software directly from cedar-solutions.com rather than waiting for it to hit an official repository.

There are binary packages for the i386 and amd64 processor architectures (sometimes only one or the other for specific packages). Source packages are available, so you can also build your own binary packages for any other supported architecture. If for some reason it is not practical to build a binary package yourself, please contact Ken.

Choose one of the sets of URLs below, and use it as described in the Debian Reference Manual. Essentially, you'll have to add the URLs to your /etc/apt.sources.list file before running apt-get, aptitude, or synaptic.

Source APT URLs
deb http://cedar-solutions.com/ftp/debian/ stable main
deb-src http://cedar-solutions.com/ftp/debian/ stable main
deb http://cedar-solutions.com/ftp/debian/ unstable main
deb-src http://cedar-solutions.com/ftp/debian/ unstable main

Archive Signature

The APT data source does not provide an archive signature. As a result, the Debian package management tools will warn you if you try to install packages from the repository. The warning looks something like this:

Untrusted packages could compromise your system's security.
You should only proceed with the installation if you are certain that
this is what you want to do.


Do you want to ignore this warning and proceed anyway?
To continue, enter "Yes"; to abort, enter "No":

If you choose not proceed, then you'll have to install the packages from an official Debian mirror.

Available Packages

Prereleases end up on the Cedar Backup website mostly as a convenience to Ken, who is the official Debian maintainer for a number of packages. In Ken's working model, official Debian package updates are uploaded first to cedar-solutions.com and then from there to the official Debian mirrors. This way, it's possible to test installation via APT from some source other than the official mirrors.

The following packages are available in the repository.

Package Distribution
cedar-backup2 unstable
cedar-backup3 unstable
cproto unstable
epydoc unstable
gtml unstable
ncompress unstable
pychecker unstable
sopwith unstable