"dep11" directory in xenial repos - What is it for?

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 22 11:21:54 UTC 2016

On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 07:51:50AM +0200, Lukas Erlacher wrote:
> Normally I would only be interested in the binary-amd64, binary-i386,
> debian-installer, and source trees under ubuntu/dists/xenial/*/. My
> mirror scripts ignores all the other trees. But the 'dep11' tree is
> new. What is it for?

It's for AppStream, which is used by tools such as GNOME Software for
metadata about applications in the archive.

> Is it safe to ignore?

Not if you have any desktop users.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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