Re: post-release package update policy
firstname.lastname@example.org (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!