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Re: Debian OpenStack disk image dist url format

On 2016-10-12 19:33:05, C.J. Collier wrote:
> Hello folks!
> I'm attempting to automate the process of fetching base disk images for various
> platforms, and I have to say that the naming of the debian images seems
> arbitrary.  Is there any way that we could pick something a little more
> consistent, or at least add some symlinks?
> To demonstrate the difficulties I've been having, I wrote a little script,
> fetch-baseimages.pl
> Note the conditional on line 66.  Also note the considerably longer and
> somewhat hard-coded method of determining the filename and url of the disk
> image for each supported release, starting on line 33.
> My recommendation would be to use only the major version number in the
> filename, and to have the file reside in a directory named with the major
> version, as well.  This is the way that the other OSs which we support do it. 
> Well, Ubuntu uses a string representing the YY.MM instead of a major version,
> but at least it's consistent :-)
> Can has help please?


pls have a look at https://lists.debian.org/debian-cloud/2016/11/msg00097.html

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