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/debian-cd/ versus /cdimage/archive/

Control: reassign -1 cdimage.debian.org
Control: severity -1 wishlist

Reassigning this request where it belongs, full quote for debian-cd's

Le 15/01/2013 03:51, opensource@tigusoft.pl a écrit :
> Package: www.debian.org
> please disregard previous bug report that had wrong subject line.
> Hello, I find it confusing a bit that:
> Address
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/6.0.5/amd64/  is 404
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/6.0.6/amd64/ only works

Side note: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/ will
always work and point to the latest stable images.

> while
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/6.0.5/amd64/ works 
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/6.0.4/amd64/ works etc, all except:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/6.0.6/amd64/ 404
> it would be much easier for navigation and bookmarking, if replacing all 
> versions 6.0.5 6.0.6 etc would work.  Pick one URL and stick to it.
> e.g.:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/6.0.4/amd64/ 
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/6.0.5/amd64/ 
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/6.0.6/amd64/ 
> Proposed solution:
> simply make archive the better (universal, bookmarkable) URL, have it also 
> host current version (like 6.0.6 now) and as for /debian-cd/ make it redirect 
> or symlink into archive for now.

I guess /debian-cd/ do have its fair use for mirroring, especially for
mirrors that don't host the full archive of old stuff, but debian-cd
people may provide more rationale if they feel the need to.



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