Proposal for Reorganising the Package Archive

Registered by Robbie Williamson on 2008-11-18

Since its inception, the Ubuntu archive has been split into four components: main, restricted, universe, and multiverse. This scheme was created before Ubuntu was announced publicly, and before the MOTU team was established to take care of the universe and multiverse components. It also predates the creation of Ubuntu derivatives hosted in the Ubuntu archive, such as Xubuntu and Ubuntu Studio. Of late it has been creaking at the seams, and we need a session on dealing with the client side (e.g. apt may need some syntax for fetching only certain parts of the reorganised archive, apt frontends will need interfaces to it, mirroring tools may need extensions, etc.)

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
Robbie Williamson
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Colin Watson
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Colin Watson
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None

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