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Re: Directory structure at Debian

On Thu, 20 Feb 1997, Ed Down wrote:

> Could anyone tell me what the rex-updates and rex-fixed directories are
> for? I would have assumed that any packages with serious bugs would be
> fixed in the standard rex...  If not, what is rex still there for with
> 'broken' packages in it? And what happens when you replace your 'rex'
> packages file with the 'rex-fixed' one - Does it tell you you need to
> upgrade all your packages to rex-fixed level? 

It's 5.7.1 in the FAQ. The point is that rex is a release - it never 
changes, bugs or no bugs.

> It would seem simpler to me if we just had two directories containing the
> base, x11, non-free, contrib, etc directories: Debian-1.2, which is
> 'fixed' of important bugs as they are cleared and would be used by almost
> every 'user', and Debian-1.2-devel, which contains the most up-do-date
> working release of each package, for use by 'developers'. 

This makes Debian even more of a moving target, a bad thing. I already 
keep all the packages I install on two zip disks, so I can easily clone 
another machine and know it should work (barring hardware differences).


David Wright, Open University, Earth Science Department, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
U.K.  email: d.wright@open.ac.uk  tel: +44 1908 653 739  fax: +44 1908 655 151

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