2.1.3 The stable distribution
Package entries for the stable distribution, Debian Sarge (3.1r0),
are recorded into the
stable (symlink to
stable/main/: This directory contains the package versions
belonging to the most recent official release of the Debian system.
These packages are all free; that is, they all comply with the
Debian Free Software
Guidelines (DFSG) (also available as
/usr/share/doc/debian/social-contract.txt installed by
stable/non-free/: This directory contains packages that fail to
qualify as free according to the DFSG.
For example, some packages have licenses that prohibit commercial distribution.
Others can be redistributed but are shareware.
Now, in addition to the above locations, new physical packages are located
pool directory (
directory, Section 2.1.10).
The current status of stable distribution bugs is reported on the
Problems web page.