Re: The Pseudo-Image Kit v2.0pre2
"J.A. Bezemer" <email@example.com> writes:
> While I was at it, I also did a "minor redesign" of the cdimage.d.o
> webpage. The result is at
I like that, and given that the current mess is my fault, I'll
unilaterally decide to use it :-)
The only thing I noticed that could be added was that it might be
worth describing the squid trick for avoiding the need to run a local
mirror (by telling squid to keep .deb's for ages, and then setting
http_proxy). Assuming that you don't mind me doing a bit of editing,
I'll add that in.
> Then a few other remarks:
> - At the moment I've several binary-i386-1.iso.list files in
> various directories. But I don't know any more what's r0, r2 or r3.
> Would it be a big problem to include the version number in the
> filename of the images, like 21r3-binary-i386-1.iso ?
Done. In the mean time the trick is that if the filename ends in
.iso.list it's probably from 2.1_r2, while the 2.1_r3 ones are simply
> - You can't rsync the source images from the $ARCH directories, because
> they're symlinks (or you must use `-L'). Also, it might/will give
> newbies the idea that each arch. has its own source set. Wouldn't it be
> wiser to have the actual images/list files only in the source/ subdir,
> and 0-length files "$ARCH/source-images-are-in-the-source-dir" ?
> (just like the "2.1-images-have-moved" files)
I did that with the possibly mistaken idea that it might make people's
lives easier if they wanted to do a single architecture mirror. I
suppose they'll just need to mirror the source directory as well, if
that's what they want. Unless anyone has serious objections, I'll get
rid of the symlinks.
> - The pseudo-image-makelist program in the UNIX/Linux version of the
> Pseudo-Image Kit has been renamed to pi-makelist for convenience reasons
> (I want to do `rm pseudo-image*' to clear all downloaded stuff) and
> adapted a little. It now excludes more files that aren't on the
> Debian mirrors, especially for m68k. If you have the time, it would
> be nice if you could re-generate the .list files with the new pi-makelist.
I'll grab it tomorrow, and do so.
> - The 2.1r3 source images don't have .list files yet.
I should have time to sort out the web pages and new lists tomorrow
> Anne Bezemer
Thanks Anne, especially for the replacement web pages, which are a
vast improvement over the drivel I produced.