In my /etc/apt/sources.list I have an entry

deb https://www.myserver.tld/download/Linux/Ubuntu/ bionic main

The path on this server is valid, the packages can be found in


and the packages-file is located in


Nevertheless when I do an "apt-get update" it complains with

"http://www.myserver.tld/download/Linux/Ubuntu bionic Release" does not contain a release file

So...what is wrong here? What release-file is meant?


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You need a Release file in that main folder, similar to other apt repositories - http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/buster/Release

  • OK, how can I generate this Release-file on server side? Any way to use dpkg-scanpackages for this?
    – Elmi
    Apr 11, 2019 at 15:42
  • There are plenty of ways to generate a Release file on your server but this one looks to be the closest match to what you're trying to do.
    – Bob Dole
    Apr 11, 2019 at 16:13

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