Re: FTP site organization
On 15 Sep 1997, Guy Maor wrote:
> Brian White <email@example.com> writes:
> > It changes constantly
> It hasn't changed since hamm was released.
> > ftp/pub/debian/
> > 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.
If there is an empty non-US directory at the dist level, isn't this going
to cause problem for sites that mirror that distribution and actually have
a non-US directory that contains something? Wouldn't the mirror try to
empty that directory to make it look like the master site?
I don't see how having this "empty" directory helps dselect get its act
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