Re: FTP site organization
Brian White <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> It changes constantly
It hasn't changed since hamm was released.
> stable -> dists/stable
> frozen -> dists/frozen
> unstable -> dists/unstable
> dists/stable (symlink to current stable distribution)
> dists/frozen (symlink to current frozen distribution)
> dists/unstable (symlink to current development distribution)
> dists/<dist>/ (actual location of distribution files)
> main/ (main distribution files)
> non-free/ (non free distribution files )
> non-US/ (non US distribution files )
This is almost identical to what I'm doing now except for two things.
First, there is no non-US placeholder. Second, the toplevel symlink
of unstable doesn't exist as it's redundant and appears to be
backward-compatible but actually isn't.
> - All "Packages" files will give the "Filename:" field relative start with
hamm already does.
>  note that contrib is to merged into non-free since it has been pointed
> out that it is largely redundant
No, it isn't redundant. The issue of how to differentiate main,
non-free, and contrib is already decided.
>  this directory will be empty in most places, but provides a convient
> "mount-point" for those who combine the distributions elsewhere
Non-US people - feel free to mount it there if you wish. A
placeholder isn't necessary.
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