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Re: ftp site and dpkg

On Wed, 14 Feb 1996, John T. Larkin wrote:

> The 'official site' is ftp.debian.org, but they are having problems with
> their network connection at the moment.  ftp.microworld.net is the next
> site for the latest packages.  If you look at sunsite.unc.edu in 
> /pub/linux/distributions/debian, or tsx-11.mit.edu (in a similar dir),
> there should be a mirror of the stable release of Debian (0.93R6).
> The 'binary' directory holds all the .deb files (arranged by category, 
> such as 'base' (where dpkg is)).  The source for everything is in a
> dir called source (surprisingly enough).  There is the original source
> as provided by the upstream maintainer, as well as a .diff file which 
> contains all the changes in the source to make it work with debian.

You don't have this one right. The source.tar.gz files are debianized 
source files. The diff file is intended to reproduce the upstream source 
from the debian source

Parity on Dudes,


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