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
<http://s3tools.org/repo/deb-py26/stable/s3tools.key> | sudo apt-key add -
2) Add the repo to sources.list:
sudo wget -O/etc/apt/sources.list.d/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 :)