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Re: census: apt sources.list snippets

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Karl Goetz <karl@kgoetz.id.au> wrote:

> They're not hard to create, but if a derivative doesn't think in terms
> of oldstable/stable/testing/unstable then only some of the symlinks
> would exist. (For example in gNewSense I'll be providing
> oldstable/stable symlinks, and maybe an unstable link. we won't be
> doing testing any time soon though).

Agreed, Ubuntu for example is pretty hard to map onto such symlinks
because they have multiple supported releases at any one time.

The key here is to have some stable names rather than to have symlinks
named oldstable/stable/testing/unstable.

> Do you mean packages.debian.org style?

No, I mean http://ftp.debian.org style where you can see directory listings.

> What sort of trust path? How would you propose we create one? I suppose
> we could get all the derivatives keys added to a package in debian,
> sounds complex though.

Standard GPG trust paths, maybe what we require for DMs. Not sure
where to go from there.



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