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Martin F. Krafft Open Source Press / No Starch Press ISBN 3-937514-07-4 / 1-593270-69-0
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Source package index is named Sources, not Packages (page 107)

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Reported on: 2005-12-05

In chapter 4. Debian releases and archives on page 107:

In the very end of section 4.1.2, I claim that index files are named Packages in all cases. This is only true for binary packages. Source packages are indexed in a file called Sources. Thus, the index of all source packages of the contrib section of the sid archive is in the file /dists/sid/contrib/source/Sources.

Unfortunately, the error also occurs in figure 4.1 on page 105. The following is an updated figure (which also corrects this error):

Figure 4.1 - Archive Tree

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Noel Davis, rootprompt.org: Can you imagine a book about Debian GNU/Linux stretching to 600 pages? No, not covering any of the applications that ship with Debian, nor delving into general configuration of, say, X or Samba. Just pure Debian; that is to say, the book covers Debian-specific utilities only, in densely printed pages with hardly any screenshots. Yup, a book like that has just been published under the name of The Debian System - Concept and Techniques. Written by Martin Krafft, this is one of the most comprehensive and detailed accounts of the largest Linux distribution in existence.

 
 

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