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4.6.2. Directory overview

Repositories consist of a directory structure, containing the following directories:

  /                                                 - root
  |-- reposetting                                   - basic repository settings (MetaFile format)
  |-- contents_amd64.xz                             - contents of this repository (MetaFile format), arch-specific
  |-- contents_ix32.xz
  |-- [apps]
  |   |-- [pool]                                    - contains the package data
  |   |   |-- [appid1]                              - directory named like project's application-id (using AppItem appid)
  |   |   |   |-- changelog                         - software changelog
  |   |   |   |-- appid1-1.4_amd64.ipk              - IPK package to install
  |   |   |   |-- appid1-1.4_ix32.ipk
  |   |   |   |-- (?)appid1.doap                    - optional: application DOAP data (RDF)
  |   |   |   |-- [delta]                           - directory with package deltas
  |   |   |   |   |-- [amd64]                       - architecture dir
  |   |   |   |   |   |-- appid-1.0-to-1.4.deltaipk - deltaIPK packages
  |   |   |   |   |   |-- ...
  |   |   |   |   |-- [ix86]
  |   |   |   |   |-- [all]                         - data for all architectures
  |   |   |-- [appid2]
  |   |-- [meta]                                    - directory for metadata (icons/AppStream info)
  |-- [deps]
  |   |-- [feeds]                                   - contains the dependency feed files
  |   |-- [data]                                    - contains dependency-data (if necessary)
  |   |   |-- [ix32]
  |   |   |-- [amd64]
  |   |   |-- [all]
This directory structure can be placed on a server and referenced via an URL.
Listaller provides the lirepo command-line tool to generate new (local) Listaller repositories, and to update them with new software versions.