Copy package from Ubuntu release (not PPA)

Asked by Liz Fong-Jones on 2020-02-26

Is it possible to copy packages from an Ubuntu release to a PPA? e.g. copying https://packages.ubuntu.com/disco/ruby-cheffish unmodified into my bionic PPA to satisfy a build dependency? I know I can copy from one PPA to another, but it's not clear how to do it from an Ubuntu release itself.

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #2

Yep, that works (although is undocumented), or you can also use the API, e.g. via the "copy-package" tool in https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu-archive-tools.