[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] contrib repository is renamed to extras

From: Ferenc Szekely ferenc.szekely at nokia.com
Date: Wed Sep 20 14:16:04 EEST 2006

After some discussion we finally decided to go ahead with the renaming
of the contrib repository. Devesh has stated all the reasons[1] earlier,
so I am not going to repeat those. I do hope it will not generate a big
chaos and confusion among us.

Practically no one should notice anything with the change. We have a
contrib symlink to extras, so Application Manager (old cmd line apt-get)
should be able to access the old location.

The symlink will exist as long as we do not find a use for a separate
"contrib". AFAIK there is no plan right now to create such a repository.

Uploaders should be able to upload using their old /etc/dput.cf, but I
would recommend to change the appropriate section in dput.cf to this:

 login = <your_garage_login_name>
 fqdn = garage
 method = scp
 hash = md5
 allow_unsigned_uploads = 0
 incoming = /var/www/extras/incoming

More info on the extras repository can be found at [2].

If you have any questions please drop me an email.


[1] http://maemo.org/pipermail/maemo-developers/2006-September/005573.html

[2] https://maemo.org/maemowiki/ExtrasRepository

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