I wanted to create a new private APT repository on my VPS. To secure it I have decided to connect via ssh and authenticate by private/public keys.
So on VPS I created a new account: repo-usr
useradd -m -d /home/repo-usr -s /bin/false repo-usr
After that as a root I generated keys via gpg as a root
sudo su gpg --key-gen
So I retrieved a keyid, let's say 1234
Then I cd into home of the repo-usr and create a repository there
cd /home/repo-usr mkdir -p ubuntu/conf
And create two files inside conf.
Codename: xenial Architectures: amd64 Components: main SignWith: 1234
I add some package to repo via:
reprepro -b /home/repo-usr/ubuntu includedeb xenial main foo.deb
On my client computer I generate ssh key pair for repo-usr and put the public key in authorized keys on server side (in /home/repo-usr/.ssh/authorized_keys) The generated private key I transfer to root on client. I believe I have successfully authenticated however I am not sure.
In /etc/apt/sources.list I add:
deb ssh://email@example.com:/home/repo-usr/ubuntu xenial main
And after cleaning apt cache and running apt-get update I see that apt just ignores the packages.
Ign:19 ssh://server.com/home/repo-usr/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages Ign:20 ssh://server.com/home/repo-usr/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
and so on... On top of that I get
Failed to fetch ssh://server.com/home/repo-usr/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Package Read error - read(0: Success)
However Package file exists there and looks fine.
Does anyone have any idea what am I doing wrong? Is the set up mentioned above correct for such scenario?