On Tue, Dec 22, 1998 at 04:33:59PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote: > Previously Anthony Towns wrote: > > This is much the same as the above proposal. Essentially, if you follow > > through that idea, you end up with thoughts like: > > * if we want to let people test it easily, then we may as well > > make it essentially just another distribution, with sources, > > and different architectures, and Packages files, and Release > > files, and what have you. > Why? So you can go "apt-get install newly-changed-package" and see if it's fixed the bug it had meant to. So when you're in gnome-apt (or the apt gui itself, or whatever), you can see which packages have changed. I get the impression I don't know what you mean by a holding area? > If you only make a holding area it will be much more obvious what > has changed recently and could be dangerous. And the archive will be > much simpler since there are no extra symlinks from/to the holding area. Would taking the current potato and running "find -type l | xargs rm" in the binary and sources directories  and calling that the holding area be enough? Or should there be other differences too? Cheers, aj  ...and thus having /etc/apt/sources.list look like: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian slink main deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian holding main since you'd need to get working packages from slink, now. -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. PGP encrypted mail preferred. ``Like the ski resort of girls looking for husbands and husbands looking for girls, the situation is not as symmetrical as it might seem.''
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