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
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