- Distribution: A software distribution. E.g. Debian, Ubuntu.
- Distroseries: Release series of a distribution. E.g. for Ubuntu: Karmic, Breezy, Dapper. (called a distribution in the Debian world)
- Pocket: E.g. updates, security, volatile
- Component: E.g. for Ubuntu: main, universe, multiverse
- Archive: Container for packages
- Rebuild archive/Copy Archive: Archive created from another archive and rebuilt from scratch
- Architecture: CPU architecture (e.g. "all", "i386", "amd64", ...)