debian mentors/ glossary/ archive
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Archive

Archive refers to a collection of ?packages usable with a tool like apt, and usually to the official Debian archive. Another word is ?repository and in that case usually refers to a non-official archive, perhaps mentors.debian.net, or a ?repository that a developer has set up to provide preview packages.

See PackageLifecycle for information on ?uploads as they relate to the rest of what happens to a package, and ?UploadingTomentors.debian.net for more information on actually doing ?uploads.