Updated Repositories

I’ve gone and updated my GNU/Linux repositories with a new home page – some of you may have been using this under my previous Amberdms branding, but it’s more appropriate that it be done under my own name these days and have it’s own special subdomain.

I want to unify the branding of a bit more of the stuff I have out there on the internet and also make sure I’m exposing it in a way that makes it easy for people to find and use, so I’m going through a process of improving site templates, linking between places and improving documentation/wording with the perspective of viewing as an outside user.

CSS3 shinyness! And it even mostly works in IE.

Been playing with new HTML5/CSS3 functionality for this site, have to say, it’s pretty awesome.

You can check out the new page at repos.jethrocarr.com, I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to add my repositories to your servers -I’ll be refining this a little more in coming weeks, such as adding a decent package search function to the site to make it easier to grab some of the goodies hidden away in distribution directories.

I’m currently providing packages for RHEL & clones, Debian and Ubuntu. Whilst my RHEL repos are quite sizable now, the Debian & Ubuntu repositories are much sparser, so I’m going to make an effort to bring them to a level where they at least have all my public software (see projects.jethrocarr.com) available as well tested packages for current Debian Stable and Ubuntu LTS releases.

There’s some older stuff archived on the server if you go hunting as well, such as Fedora and ancient RHEL version packages, but I’m keeping them in the background for archival purposes only.

And yes, all packages are signed with my Amberdms/Jethro Carr GPG signing key. You should never be using any repositories without GPG signed packages, since they’re ideal attack vectors to use to install malicious content with a man-in-the-middle attack otherwise.

2 thoughts on “Updated Repositories

  1. Jack Scott

    Firstly, well done on GPG signing your repositories. I tried to sign some Debian packages I was once maintainer of (cross-compilers for OSDev, if you’re interested) but could never figure out the GPG stuff. I’m sure it was something simple I was just missing, but there you go.

    Secondly, go package repositories! :D

    1. Jethro Carr Post author

      Thanks – I’ll dig up the information on how to configure the repos with signed packages and do a blog post on it, might be of interest to people. :-)


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