10.9 How can I have my locally-built package included in the list of available packages that the package management system knows about?
Execute the command:
dpkg-scanpackages BIN_DIR OVERRIDE_FILE [PATHPREFIX] > my_Packages
BIN-DIR is a directory where Debian archive files (which usually have an
extension of ".deb") are stored.
OVERRIDE_FILE is a file that is edited by the distribution maintainers and is
usually stored on a Debian FTP archive at indices/override.main.gz
for the Debian packages in the "main" distribution. You can ignore
this for local packages.
PATHPREFIX is an optional string that can be prepended to the
my_Packages file being produced.
Once you have built the file my_Packages, tell the package
management system about it by using the command:
dpkg --merge-avail my_Packages
If you are using APT, you can add the local repository to your
sources.list(5) file, too.