Creating a package repository

It only takes seconds to create a private, secure and verifiable package repository.

  1. Select Package Repos from the left-hand navigation
  2. Click on the Create new package repository button
  3. If you had the All organisation selected the next page will ask you to select an organisation
  4. Select the type of repository you would like to create
    • An APT repository for deb packages
    • A Yum repository for rpm packages
  5. Check the organisation in the section head is correct. i.e.MyOrg - Create package repository
  6. Click Create package repository

This will go off and create your first package repository in the background.

There is quite a lot to do so it may take a few minutes. You will receive a notification when it is completed.


Currently, each organisation is allowed a single APT repository and a single Yum repository.

There are currently no other limits in terms of number of packages, package size, number of downloads etc but this will likely change very soon.

We are just trying to work out what is fair considering the large variance in package sizes and bandwidth costs. Any changes will be incorporated into our pricing plans.

Access to package repositories

Each package repository is owned by an organisation. What organisations you are a member of dictates which package repositories you are able to see in the UI.

There are currently no permissions to control which users can modify settings etc. Instead we send notifications each time a setting is updated. Please get in touch via the contact page if this is a problem.

Installing packages from the repository

Both APT and YUM repositories need to be configured before they can be used.

Please see the next page Adding repositories locally for an in-depth walk-through on how to do this.