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Re: post-release package update policy

david@ods.com (David Engel)  wrote on 21.10.95 in <9510220132.AA13071@dan.ods.com>:

> > Have two directory trees: 1) one for the current stable debian release (a
> > snapshot), and 2) one for the latest versions of packages.
> >
> > Call (1) "debian" or "stable".  It is actually a re-bindable symlink to a
> > versioned directory, like "debian-0.93R6" or "debian-0.93R6-stable"
> >
> > Call (2) "latest" or at most "debian-latest".  It has the current
> > state-of-the-art versions of packages that are compatible with the
> > "stable" version.  It includes a *complete* set of packages; those
> > packages which have not been changed since the "stable" version, are just
> > symlinks to the stable version.   ...
> This is close to what I'd like to see.  The change I would make though
> is to use hard links instead of symlinks.  The reason is that I
> privately mirror the binary directories and using symlinks would mean
> I would have to mirror both the snapshot and current hierarchies when
> I really only want the current one.

However, that means people who use mirror to keep a copy of the whole  
thing will get the packages twice. Not good!

MfG Kai

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