Re: Where is Debian going?
On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 01:19:04PM -0500, Jamin W. Collins wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Jul 2002 19:06:55 +0100
> "Colin Watson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > The names are not completely set in stone (hey, testing was only
> > introduced recently - although I suspect that it's rather more
> > complicated than just a few symlinks to change),
> Maybe I'm missing something but testing appears to be nothing more than a
> symlink. From ftp.debian.org:
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 1176 1176 5 Dec 15 2001 testing -> woody
> So, how could changing it be more than just a symlink? That is unless
> some tools are hardcoded expecting these names.
Things like this maybe:
Sections "main contrib non-free";
Architectures "alpha arm hppa i386 ia64 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc source";
(from the archive management tools)
Uploads are made to "unstable", there are lots of mappings from suite to
codename and back, and so on ... not impossible but, as I say, not as
trivial as you might think.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]
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