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This brief HOWTO is based on the excellent article from Oracle detailing how to build a RAC cluster on GNU/Linux using ASM as the storage medium. It also pulls some information from this other great article though I used an iSCSI SAN for shared storage.
It is assumed that the Etch distribution of Debian GNU/Linux is used. The Linux kernel that this was tested on was version 2.6.18-4-686.
This brief HOWTO shows how a simple Debian DEB package file can be built. To keep it simple, various shortcuts have been taken and assumptions have been made.
- The package will be usable for the i386 architecture only.
- The source code will not be available (e.g. via apt-get source). This means that the package will be non-free.
- The Debian Policy will not be adhered to. This means that the package will not be accepted into the official Debian archive.
- By building a binary package, all the files must have permissions and ownerships that match the intended permissions and ownerships. Thus, all steps are expected to be run under the root account.
This brief HOWTO shows how a simple repository for Debian APT *.deb files can be built. To keep it simple, it assumes that the etch Debian/GNU Linux distribution is used on the i386 architecture. These steps have been tested with equal success on the sarge distribution.