A repository refers to a data structure, usually stored remotely on a server, that contains files and directories as well as a corresponding historical record of the changes that were applied to the data structure of the repository.

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Which linux distro's package repositories are secure and which are not?

Most distro's I know have some kind of repository functionality where new packages could be downloaded after installation. Which distros do this in a secure way and which doesn't do this in a secure ...
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What are the different debian package repos?

I know about the ones at http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/README, but there are other ones such as: security.debian.org backports.debian.org archive.debian.org How many are there? Is there a ...
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Fedora repository release cycle?

I have recently switched from Ubuntu to Fedora but can't seem to understand how the repository release cycle is. In ubuntu it seemed very OS centered where a new version of a package/program was ...
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Setting up a Gentoo Repository on a Debian Host

I have a debian host, on which i want to setup a private Gentoo Repository for my college. I have started syncing the repository by a simple bash script whose snippet is as follows : ...
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How to update ubuntu repositories?

I've just downloaded Bodhi Linux which is built on ubuntu 10.04 LTS. ubuntu 10.04 packages seems outdated and i cannot install newer versions of my packages. for example i need to install g++4.6 (to ...
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Can't use yast to install software online — tries to mount a CD

I cannot use yast -i or zypper install in SLES 10; it wants me to insert a SLES 10 SP3 CD, but I don't have one. What should I do? localhost:~ # zypper install curl-devel Restoring system sources... ...
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Why is there a separate package repository for Debian security updates?

Why don't they upload packages to the normal package repository? Is this a general convention (IE, do other distros separate the repositories also)?