First of all, you need access to the Packman Subversion repository. Send an email to the Packman mailing-list (packman*a*t*links2linux*d*o*t*org) to do so.
Check out the pm-upload-job directory somewhere in your HOME, e.g.:
mkdir -p ~/src/projects/packman cd ~/src/projects/packman svn co svn+ssh://USERNAME@packman.links2linux.de/packman/trunk/tools/pm-upload-job
Create symbolic links to <tt>pm-upload-job</tt>, <tt>pm-queue</tt> and <tt>pm-log</tt> in your <tt>$HOME/bin</tt»
cd ~/src/projects/packman/pm-upload_job for x in pm-upload-job pm-queue pm-log; do ln -s $PWD/$x ~/bin/; done
Create a configuration file <tt>~/.pmbsrc</tt> and add the following content:
[[packager]] name = Firstname Lastname email = email@example.com [[notification]] email = yes
The Packman tools you've just checked out all use the host name “pmbs” for SSH operations. Hence, add it as an alias in your SSH configuration:
mkdir -p -m 0700 ~/.ssh cat<<EOF >> ~/.ssh/config Host pmbs User=USERNAME HostName packman-bs.links2linux.de EOF
Furthermore, you must use pubkey authentication when SSH'ing to packman-bs.links2linux.de or packman.links2linux.de If you don't have an SSH public/private key pair already (or if you want to use another one):
ssh-keygen -t dsa -b 1024
You may use a passphrase (which is a lot more secure) but all Packman tools require batched operation, which means you'll have to use <tt>ssh-agent</tt> to only enter your passphrase once.
To copy your public SSH key to both servers, proceed as follows:
ssh-copy-id pmbs ssh-copy-id USERNAME@packman.links2linux.de