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Bug #1462

Debian repo uses release types (eg. stable) not release names (eg. squeeze)

Added by Jedd Rashbrooke about 8 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Packaging
Target version:
-
Difficulty:
trivial
Triaged:
No
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Description

As per the subject. Can we please have symlinks from the type to the actual?

That is, I want to specify 'squeeze' in my sources list.

Otherwise there's the problem of one day pulling in the wrong repo when wheezy becomes stable. I only want to do this when I knowingly change my sources.list.

History

#1 Updated by Ohad Levy about 8 years ago

  • Assignee set to Jochen Schalanda

#2 Updated by Jochen Schalanda about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

We've deliberately chosen the naming scheme for the repository. The "distribution" part (nightly, testing, stable) relates to Foreman rather than the actual Debian release. Another example for this practice is 10gen's MongoDB repository.

The packages in our repository have been built to work on several different Debian-based Linux distributions, see the first paragraph of Debian-Ubuntu installation by packages.

If you encounter a problem with the packages on a specific distribution, please file a bug report so that we can fix it. Also if you're using a distribution which is not explicitly named on our installation Wiki page, please drop us a note so we can add it to the list. Thanks!

#3 Updated by Jedd Rashbrooke about 8 years ago

Okay - thank you for the explanation Jochen.

#4 Updated by Tomer Brisker over 1 year ago

  • Category changed from 21 to Packaging

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