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Re: Daily build netinst documentation

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 09:02:32PM +0300, Touko Korpela wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 07:32:28PM +0300, Touko Korpela wrote:
>> > On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 04:12:12AM +0300, Touko Korpela wrote:
>> > > I'm planning to install wheezy using netinstall, but not always wanting to use
>> > > "cutting edge" daily installer build (or is it required at this stage of
>> > > wheezy cycle?).
>> > > 
>> > > http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/   ...links to:
>> > > http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/  ...that offers downloads
>> > > with "installer build from sid"
>> > > 
>> > > What's the difference between "installer build from wheezy" and "installer
>> > > build from sid"?

As described at http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/ :

  The "wheezy" and "sid" versions determine the version of d-i used in
  each case. "wheezy" uses the last known-good d-i image from the
  archive (aka squeeze release at the moment). "sid" uses the latest
  build from the porters for each architecture.

The d-i team hasn't yet done a wheezy/testing release, so the latest
version of d-i in the archive is the version used for squeeze. The
build from sid will contain the very latest commits from d-i
developers, including lots of newer things: newer kernel, newer
features and (potentially) newer bugs.

>> I tested, "installer build from wheezy" uses 2.6.32 kernel during install :(

Yes, that's expected at this point.

>I think it would be good to show at help page of installer download
>page (parent directory), kernel version used by different image flavours. 2.6.32 is
>too old for some new machines.

I'll let the d-i folks look into that.

>Does weekly builds use 3.x kernel or 2.6.32?

Currently they're using the sid build. The page at


normally says which installer is currently used, but I must have
removed that by mistake when editing the file. Updated now.

>Is there a reason why weekly builds don't have netinst images?

They're created by a different process/config. The names "daily" and
"weekly" are merely confusing names for the two different sets of
builds we do:

 * the "small" CDs (business card, netinst) which are produced twice
   per day
 * the "large" CD sets (CD, DVD, BD, alternate CD#1) which are
   normally produced once per week, on a Monday

There are small CDs built on a Monday as well, we just don't publish
them in the same directory as the full CD sets.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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