[HOW TO] Create a Repo. [Detailed] [Pictures]

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  1. DeusMachina

    DeusMachina Retired Moderator

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    [CRAZYLOOF's REPO MAKING GUIDE V.1]

    A LOT of people want to know how to create their own repo so i'm creating a noob proof guide to making one. I know shotgunfool has a repo tut, but when I first set up my repo I tried to follow his guide and it never worked for me, so I just thought id post a revised guide on how to make a repo. The time required to make a repo will be about an hour-2 hours so hold tight.

    [1] [:: // Download the repo.xml code \\ ::]


    Download the repo.xml code here: http://crazyloof.googlepages.com/UnEditedRepo.xml

    [2] [:: // Create a Webpage at Googlepages.com \\ ::]

    Go to http://www.googlepages.com and create an account.

    Log into the account.

    It should look like this after you are logged in: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/crazyloof/Step2.jpg

    [3] [:: // Editing the repo.xml \\ ::]


    After downloading the UnEditedRepo.xml above, right click it, click "Open With..", then find Notepad.exe.
    Picture: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/crazyloof/step3.jpg
    Picture: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/crazyloof/step32.jpg

    Next you will need to edit the .xml. Click the picture below to see what goes where.

    PICTURE : http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/crazyloof/step4.jpg


    Now Save your repo as "repo.xml" !! Make sure you click the down arrow in notepad and click "All Files" BEFORE YOU SAVE or it WILL NOT WORK as a .xml !!
    Picture: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/crazyloof/step42.jpg

    [4] [:: // Adding Packages to your Repo \\ ::]


    Open your repo.xml the same way as you did in Step 3.

    !! Upload the .ZIP of the item to your googlepages account !!
    Picture: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/crazyloof/step4123.jpg

    !! The files you add will have to be zipped on a MAC or in Linux, although there are alternative ways I'm not sure of. !!

    Edit the coding using the following picture: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/crazyloof/step43.jpg

    After it is done being edited, save it as repo.xml, be sure to click "All Files" like in the previous step so it saves as a .xml and not a .txt.

    Upload repo.xml to your googlepages account.

    [5] [:: // Connecting to your Repo! \\ ::]

    Go to your googlepages account and right click repo.xml after you upload it, the url shown here is the url you need to add in installer to connect to your repo. Add this url and refresh sources to use your new repo!


    IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AND/OR QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO POST THEM HERE OR PRIVATE MESSAGE ME!



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  2. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    Very good tutorial!!
    Shotgunfool's was fantastic as well, but the pictures adds the good stuff, and I was a little confused too for the adding of the packages.

    Great Job!!!
  3. justgottalie2kickit

    justgottalie2kickit New Member

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    What .ZIP folder do i upload, i never downloaded a zip flder only a .XML!!!!

    HELP!!!
  4. DeusMachina

    DeusMachina Retired Moderator

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    The theme you want to be on the repo...
  5. can622

    can622 New Member

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    whatabout macs?

    i own a mac so i dont have notepad. Any way for me to do it?
  6. crazyvanya

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    Text editor much?
  7. Hiratai

    Hiratai Banned

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    This guide could use some work. I'll PM you some notations for it.

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