Re: Upcoming Debian Releases
On 08 Jan 1997 16:32:00 CST Guy Maor (email@example.com) wrote:
> Philippe Troin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I've been asking for the division of non-free and contrib into
> > unstable/stable subsections for two months. What's the status of
> > this ?
> It's bit more work than a wave of my magic wand. I posted several
> times if anybody had any suggestions, but was ignored:
Agreed. Sorry if my question was a little bit aggressive...
> How would the .changes file indicate that a package would go in the
> stable or unstable section on non-free? How to organize the ftp
> hierarchy in a manner that is backwards compatible, does not involve
> moving files around, and still relatively simple? I've been loathe to
> do this because of the added complexity.
We could use the Distribution: field to use non-free-stable,
non-free-unstable and non-free-frozen (and the same for contrib).
We could create the following directories into non-free:
in addition to the binary, source, etc directories and symlink all
the existing packages into this new sub-hierarchy. Newly uploaded
packages could go into the new hierarchy and the corresponding
package deleted from the old hierarchy.
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