Have extended the life of a few older desktops by setting up local repos for pclos 2009.1 thanks to YouCanToo. Unfortunately, PCLOS 2010 seems to be the last version able to run on three laptops due to the change in Xorg-server after 1.6.5 and Intel chipsets. I have downloaded the 2010 repos and have tried to duplicate the process but am unclear on where to get makebase and what it does.
Tried copying the makebase file from the 2007 repos and plugging in the correct path but must have missed something. Have read apt-rpm but way over my head. Could someone kindly explain what makebase is, where to get it and what it does? I do understand how to edit /etc/apt/sources.list to point synaptic to the local repo and also configuring synaptic by adding the local repo but am lost on what/how/why the file makebase and what running ./makebase is doing. Is it the same as genbasedir?