[Yum] ranking the stability of RPMs
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at mindspring.com
Sun Dec 28 10:55:41 UTC 2003
while this is probably supposed to be obvious, i want to update my yum
doc and i want to clarify the different flavors of RPMs. different yum
repositories sometimes have subtlely different directory layouts but the
general structure of RPMs in terms of stability seems to be:
as i read it, the definitions are:
updates/ approved updates to distro-included RPMs
updates-testing/ test updates to distro-included RPMs (that is,
equivalent to rawhide but only for those RPMs
that came with the distro in the first place)
stable/ stable add-ons
testing/ test versions of add-ons(?)
unstable/ even more bleeding-edge versions of add-ons(?)
is this about right? are these categories actually defined anywhere?
and how does a package graduate from testing or unstable to stable? whose
decision is it?
just curious about the details.
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