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Re: Dealing better with CD releases

Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 07:14:52PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
>> Steve McIntyre wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> At the moment we have problems when we do releases including new
>>> CD/DVD images, as you'll see from mailing list complaints about broken
>>> links each time. Simon Paillard and I had some discussion about this
>>> today on #debian-www and I've come up with a workflow that will
>>> improve things, I think (see 2c below). Please feel free to point out
>>> what I've missed... :-)
>>> 1. The Problem
>>> We generate new CDs and DVDs for each point release. These are
>>> published in the release area of cdimage.debian.org[1]. The image
>>> filenames and the top-level directory are versioned for clarity, and
>>> we add a "current" symlink in the debian-cd directory that points to
>>            ^^^^^^^
>>> the most recent version. We move old trees of images into the archive
>>> area[2] as each new build is published, We then prune most of the old
>>> ISO images so we don't waste too much space - older images can be
>>> recreated in the future using jigdo if necessary.
>>>    d. Other ideas?
>> Can't we link to the 'current' images on the webpages?
> We do, but the image names themselves change from one release to the
> next too.

Well then it should probably use an existing tag (like
current_release_lenny which contains '5.0.1') that needs to be updated
for the point release anyway IMHO. Someone added 3 extra tags which is
not very maintainable IMHO.

Note that it's easy to convert 5.0.1 to 501 in eperl...



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