Hi everyone!

We have been maintaining installation repositories for RPM-based distributions, namely RHEL, Fedora, CentOS and OpenSUSE / SLES for quite some time now and the service became pretty popular - only yesterday we have seen over 1500 unique IP addresses checking for updates!

However one of the frequent questions from the community - "Is there a repository for Debian / Ubuntu?" - used to have a negative answer. Although both Ubuntu and Debian have s3cmd in their standard repositories the versions there are never updated once released which is especially annoying for distributions with a long support like Ubuntu LTS.

Now the things have changed - the S3tools project announces an Official s3cmd DEB repository from which you can always get the latest greatest s3cmd for your Debian or Ubuntu.

Follow these steps to enable the repo from command line:

1) Import the repository key:
wget -O- -q http://s3tools.org/repo/deb-all/stable/s3tools.key | sudo apt-key add -

2) Add the repo to sources.list:
sudo wget -O/etc/apt/sources.list.d/s3tools.list http://s3tools.org/repo/deb-all/stable/s3tools.list

3) Refresh package cache:
sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install -V s3cmd

4) Test if it works as expected and let me know if not :)

Although I'm not a DEB packaging expert the repo seems to work fine, tested on Ubuntu 10.4 LTS x86 (Lucid Lynx), on Debian 5 amd64 (Lenny)  and on Debian 6 (Squeeze) running on quite an exotic HP-PA machine. Should work just fine with Ubuntu 10.10 and newer and most likely with some older Ubuntus too. Success stories are indeed welcome :)

Enjoy it!

Michal