reprepro is a tool to create and manage debian package repositories. This page documents its installation on, the Maemo repository server.

Before setting up the repositories, it is a good idea to have a separate
partition for the repositories. From the reprepro man pages: "The most
annoying problem not yet worked around is database corruption when the
disk runs out of space. Ideally put the database on another partition to
avoid that." So it seems clear that a large disk is necessary for the package
repositories. If one is going to create a replicated repository structure,
one can use drbd since that is now included in the linux kernel as of 2.6.33.
reprepro has some dependencies, notably Berkeley DB, and it recommends
gnupg-agent and inoticoming. Using inotify and inoticoming to check for
incoming packages is also central to the repo system, it's worth noting that
inoticoming and reprepro are maintained and even written by the same person.