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Ubuntu source repository: bad URL semantics #1378

lilred opened this Issue Nov 20, 2015 · 2 comments


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lilred commented Nov 20, 2015

The suggested command for adding the stack source repository to Ubuntu is:

echo 'deb stable main'|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/fpco.list

But, from the Debian documentation:

The 'distribution' can be either the release code name / alias (wheezy, jessie, stretch, sid) or the release class (oldstable, stable, testing, unstable) respectively. If you mean to be tracking a release class then use the class name, if you want to track a Debian point release, use the code name.

This semantics carries over to Ubuntu.

What I would expect instead: stable main

Should be wily main

This may seem completely trivial, but it does cause certain issues with system tools - for example, deploying stack via puppet on Ubuntu is unusually inconvenient.


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borsboom commented Nov 21, 2015

I'll see about changing this for the next release.

@borsboom borsboom added this to the P2: Should milestone Nov 21, 2015

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borsboom commented Dec 3, 2015

This is fixed in the release process to upload to new locations with better semantics, and I've uploaded the last three releases (,, and to the new locations as well. The release process will, for now, continue uploading new versions to the old locations as well so that people don't need to update their sources list to get new releases.

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