Saw this at NVIDIA, I believe as part of Bazel.


A build farm is a collection of servers used to compile and build software code automatically. It’s essential for continuous integration, allowing for code to be tested and deployed more efficiently.

I first ran into this at NVIDIA. And this is basically the whole mechanism behind apt.

Have you ever asked yourself, where are the packages actually fetched from?

If you take a second to look at what you are actually doing when installing ROS,

They ask you to add a

sudo apt update && sudo apt install curl -y
sudo curl -sSL -o /usr/share/keyrings/ros-archive-keyring.gpg