Re: Release Management and Configuration Support
Antonio Rodriguez <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 03:49:59PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 10:10:49AM -0500, Timothy M. Spear wrote:
>> > If I choose to install the current Sarge Release, when Sarge
>> > becomes the stable release, how do I change the apt-get functionality
>> > to query the stable instead of the unstable servers? I have looked for
>> > and not found documentation on this.
>> Refer to the distribution as "sarge" rather than "testing".
> You will need to change the wording in /etc/apt/sources.list to reflect
> the name change.
Right, but if you change it to 'sarge', you'll get testing until Sarge
releases, at which point you'll have stable.
After release --> potato woody sarge sarge+1
vvv APT tag vvv vvvvvv Release codename vvvvv
potato potato potato potato potato
woody woody woody woody woody
sarge sarge sarge sarge
stable potato woody sarge sarge+1
testing woody sarge sarge+1 sarge+2
unstable sid sid sid sid
sid sid sid sid sid
That is, you can use a release codename directly, and stay at that
release forever (even when that release actually happens, and after
the next release happens). Or you can use a label like 'stable' for
the current release or 'testing' for the next release. 'unstable' and
'sid' are the same thing, and is the area developers upload packages
into directly; it will never get released directly, but packages from
unstable trickle into testing.
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