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Re: Dropping CDs entirely?! (was: Stretch Alpha 3 images)

On 2015-09-03 23:03, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 03, 2015 at 05:21:17PM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> >Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> (2015-09-03):
> >> All looked OK, *except* mips failures:
> >> 
> >> install: cannot stat '/org/cdbuilder.debian.org/src/ftp/debian/dists/stretch/main/installer-mips/current/images/r4k-ip22/cdrom-boot.img': No such file or directory
> >> 
> >> Looks like we need some fixes there...
> >
> >I suppose mipsel also fails?
> >  http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/d-i/debian-installer.git/diff/?id=1b92647295e
> 33ff66a46a5665e7f293d04fd2e19
> You might think so, but no - the builds all worked for mipsel.
> >Changelog says:
> >| [ Aurelien Jarno ]
> >| * Drop r4k-ip22, r5k-ip32 and sb1-bcm91250a images on mips.
> >| * Drop sb1-bcm91250a images on mipsel.
> >
> >But the diff has an extra miniiso removal:
> > - The following subarchs got removed on mips:
> >     r4k-ip22 r5k-ip32 sb1-bcm91250a miniiso

The miniiso was only containing boot support for r4k-ip22 which has been

> Right. That means that we'll end up with no bootable options on mips
> images. CCing debian-mips for guidance there.

Most of the flavours requires to pass the d-i kernel/initrd to uboot or
similar bootloader to run d-i. The flavours we dropped were the only one
with CD-ROM support.

I guess however it still makes sense to continue producing the CD-ROM
images, but without making them bootable.

In the long term, we might want to add bootable support for the
remaining flavours, but I have no idea if they support booting over a
CD-ROM or USB image. Does someone known if we can do so on a Loongson 3
or Octeon machine?


Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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