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Creating a debian repository for squeeze and lenny

Hi guys,

Our company hosts packages of our own software on a local repository on our network. Right now it is what this guide refers to as a "trivial repository"


Our current development platform is Debian lenny, but we'd like to move to Debian squeeze. The problem is that our product's custom made packages, which we put into our local repo, are not compatible between the two. I have to tweak some dependencies and there are some minor code changes needed to make it work on squeeze.

Ideally, I'd like to make a fork of our project just for squeeze, and build "squeeze" specific packages.

How can I change the repository so that I have one set of "lenny" packages available for lenny machines, and another set of "squeeze compatible" packages are available for squeeze machines?

Below is an example of my sources.list:

deb http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
deb-src http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
# our local repository
deb binary/

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And an example of the tree structure in our Repo:

|-- binary
|   |-- Packages
|   |-- Packages.gz
|   |-- ourproduct_10.10-3057_all.deb
|   |-- ourproduct_10.11-3068_all.deb
|   |-- ourproduct_11.0-3160_all.deb
|   |-- ourproduct_11.2-3174_all.deb
|   |-- ourproduct_12.1-3188_all.deb

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You can see how unlike the regular debian repos, our local one doesn't explicitly say "lenny" on it anywhere - so those packages show up no matter what version of linux we're using.

How do I change our local repository and/or my sources file so that I can make packages that differentiate between lenny and squeeze?
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8/22/2022 - Mon