On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 08:10:27AM -0200, Antonio Terceiro wrote: > On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 10:45:31AM +0100, Fabiano Fidêncio wrote: > > Howdy! > > > > Firstly, sorry if I'm sending the message to the wrong mailing list. > > If that's the case, please, point me to the right one. > > > > Although the subject says it all, let me explain the background of the > > change so you all can get the idea of why it'd help a few projects > > and/or even come up with a better solution than adding a ".treeinfo" > > file. > > > > I'm one of the maintainers of libosinfo, which is a project that, > > basically, keeps info about OSes as such: the hardware they support, > > the location for downloading ISOs, the location of online installation > > trees, the minimum/recommended/maximum resources for an OS, scripts > > for automating "JEOS"/"Desktop" installations and so on. > > > > One of the APIs provided by libosinfo is to guess an OS from its > > online installation tree and it's easily done by a treeinfo file like > > the ones that can seen here, here and here. For the Debian > > case however, as the ".treeinfo" file is not used, we're struggling > > about having a reliable way to guess the OS from its tree because we > > didn't find a specific file that we could try to inspect in order to > > decide whether the installation tree is for debian7, debian8, debian9, > > debian-testing ... > > Does this work for you? Just realized you meant the _installer_ files, so nevermind.
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