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Re: Dealing better with CD releases

Mattias Wadenstein wrote the following on 15.04.2009 19:18

> On Wed, 15 Apr 2009, 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?
> Then you can link to the directory with isos for a particular arch and 
> type: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/
> But not to an actual iso, due to the version number being included there:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/debian-501-amd64-CD-1.iso
> /Mattias Wadenstein
How about a directory with links to current isos dricetly then?

current $ ls -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 USER USER 37 2009-04-15 22:18 current-stable-ARCH-1.iso ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 USER USER 37 2009-04-15 22:18 current-stable-ARCH-2.iso ->

bye Thilo

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