The dist release file is a file in the apt repository that points to all other dist files in the archive.
Stores the entries for each component for this checksum method.
The size of an icon package. IE:
The hash, size, and path of a file that this release file points to.
Binary entries contain the Packages lists, which dpkg and apt use for dependency resolution.
Dep11 entries contain appstream metadata and their required icons.
Defines the kind of file that this apt entry is.
I18n entries contain translations for a given locale.
Similar to binary entries, but for source packages.