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#1 2021-11-12 16:13:20

chomwitt
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Registered: 2019-09-24
Posts: 20  

What does 'merged' means in sources.list ?

In my sources.list i have:
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main

I noticed in http://deb.devuan.org/ a merged subdir and
a dists subdir.
Since merged also contains a dists subdir what is it's use?

Also if http://deb.devuan.org is an 'alias' to http://pkgmaster.devuan.org
why my sources.list contains both?

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main

deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security main contrib non-free
deb-src http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security main contrib non-free

Last edited by chomwitt (2021-11-12 16:17:53)

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#2 2021-11-12 17:13:32

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 2,357  

Re: What does 'merged' means in sources.list ?

chomwitt wrote:

In my sources.list i have:
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main

I noticed in http://deb.devuan.org/ a merged subdir and
a dists subdir.
Since merged also contains a dists subdir what is it's use?

"merged" pulls in the unchanged packages directly from the Debian repos and merges them with packages that have been forked by Devuan.

chomwitt wrote:

Also if http://deb.devuan.org is an 'alias' to http://pkgmaster.devuan.org
why my sources.list contains both?

pkgmaster.devuan.org is the repository that syncs all the package mirrors. It should not be used directly and should be removed from sources.list
deb.devuan.org is the round-robin that chooses a mirror from the mirror pool.
This changed some years ago, maybe during ascii . . .

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#3 2021-11-15 10:58:05

chomwitt
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Registered: 2019-09-24
Posts: 20  

Re: What does 'merged' means in sources.list ?

So if i dont used 'Merged' i lose some packages?

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#4 2021-11-15 16:53:56

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: What does 'merged' means in sources.list ?

chomwitt wrote:

So if i don't used 'Merged' i lose some packages?

Yes.  All the ones coming from Debian directly.  That's most of Devuan!

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