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Re: multi-arch and etch (Re: [PATCH] make multi-arch CD/DVD images more visible)

On Sun, Apr 08, 2007 at 07:49:18PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Sunday 08 April 2007 19:36, Robert Millan wrote:
> > Just about time.  Please, can you consider doing this change really
> > soon for www.d.o/CD/ (before we miss the just-released effect) ?
> As has been explained to you on IRC a while back, the multi-arch images 
> are NOT the "perfect, to be preferred for everybody" images that you may 
> think. I do not think applying the patch as you proposed it is a good 
> idea, although I do have another commit prepared that will make them a 
> bit more visible by explaining what they are, without promoting them to 
> some elevated status.
> My patch would add the following text below the overview of images on the 
> etch/d-i page:
> *Notes*
> o The multi-arch CD images support i386/amd64/powerpc and alpha/hppa/ia64
>   respectively; the installation is similar to installing from a single
>   architecture netinst image. 
> o The multi-arch DVD image supports i386/amd64/powerpc; the installation
>   is similar to installing from a single architecture full CD image; the
>   DVD also includes the source for all included packages. 
> o For the netinst and businesscard CD images, MD5SUMS and SHA1SUMS files
>   are available from the same directory as the images. 

Perhaps it'd be a good idea to mention that architecture is detected

Robert Millan

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