Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

Empower Your Users to Maintain Software Within the Debian Repository

Nov 4, 2023, 2:30 PM
Sigma – Talks (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Sigma – Talks

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (25 Minutes) Application Ecosystem


David Heidelberg


In this talk, I would like to share how to create a basic repository that allows your users to partially manage it with ease.

When I suggested utilizing Debian packaging for our CI dependencies, most of the developers declined due to a lack of understanding about Debian packaging. Considering that our image generation already took approximately an hour, I strongly felt the need to implement some form of packaging to reduce the time it takes to assemble containers.

I will discuss the utilization of CI to generate the packages, a Git repository for managing versioning (as we require reproducible package sets), and how to enable developers to easily update their software.

Session author's bio

David is not just a human being but also an IT engineer by accident. He takes pleasure in tackling challenges and striking the right balance between breaking and improving things.

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