Re: CD-Image of latest release
In a message dated 26/04/99 00:38:32, <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
[ I had a bit of trouble getting this message through on 27th.April.1999, and
the intervening period, Steve McIntyre (<email@example.com>)
clarified the issue - see end of this message ]
> If these images are not available: What do I have to do to
> 'upgrade' the image ?
I emailed the list a while back asking the very same question, and got told
the CD images *should* be kept up to date with the latest point release. But
you're seeing the same as me - the current 2.1r0 images are very definitely
*not* up to date. I have no idea who we should prod to ask for updates to be
I don't even know whether 2.1r2 is the latest - there is no information on
www.debian.org that I can find, but I've seen someone refer to the need to
make 2.1r3 and 2.1r4 in the mailing list archives.
[Update:] Steve McIntyre (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) clarified on
30th.April.1999 and 1st.May.1999 by responding :-
> There are only very minor changes that have been made from 2.1r0 to 2.1r2;
> there are bigger changes planned for 2.1r3 and there will be updated CD
> images to go with that...
> On Fri, 30 Apr 1999, Branden Robinson wrote:
>>Gack! I didn't even know we'd done r1 yet! Where are these things
> Good question. I'm in the same situation, and considering I'm the one
> responsible for most of the CD images, I was quite surprised to get the
> email I'm replying to here.
> ... In the past there have always been announcements made of point
So it's Steve who posts the images (thanks Steve) (off-topic: just the Sparc
ones ? ... what about the other architectures ?) and we'll see some
new ones for 2.1r3. But it seems that Steve isn't always told when
a new release has been assembled. So the problem may be just that there's
a lack of information being posted by the Release Guardians (is that the
right phrase ?), and I'd suggest this is a cross-architecture problem.
Presumably the developer/core people will be fixing their own communication
channels for their own needs, but for the rest of us, I'd submit that we
simply need more info posting on www.debian.org - e.g. a page showing
history of point releases to date, including details of what changed at each
Then we'd know what we were missing by continuing to use a previous
Personally I'm mainly wondering what security fixes may be missing
And is the big change for 2.1r3 the introduction of a 2.2.x kernel ?