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gapan
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Versioned repos

Post by gapan » 8. Jun 2009, 10:00

I think we should have versioned repos. Just like slackware. Well, if we follow the "100% in sync with slack" thing, we'll have to do that. But I have seen too many problems with broken installations in Zenwalk with users upgrading to current, while not knowing that current has been upgraded.
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Re: Versioned repos

Post by thenktor » 8. Jun 2009, 10:20

gapan wrote:But I have seen too many problems with broken installations in Zenwalk with users upgrading to current, while not knowing that current has been upgraded.
Good point!
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Re: Versioned repos

Post by JRD » 8. Jun 2009, 12:46

I work on upgrade scripts for Zenwalk so I know the problem. This is not trivial (as in any other distro). But if we think of it from the start, it could be easier.
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Re: Versioned repos

Post by thenktor » 10. Jun 2009, 10:38

How should the repos be named?

Slackware:
xx.x -> stable
current -> unstable
testing -> highly unstable

Zenwalk:
current -> stable
snapshot -> unstable

I'd prefer something like:
xx.x -> stable (these links should be in the package managers)
stable (= link to latest stable version xx.x)
current -> unstable
testing -> highly unstable (a special repository with svn versions of special software that is already available in stable/current. Only possible with a package manager that can handle multiple repositories)
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