debian mentors/ glossary/ 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, 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 ? for more information on actually doing ?uploads.