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Bug#945248: marked as done (www.debian.org: 'How to download an image with jigdo' uses obsolete terms and references)

Your message dated Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:37:41 +0000
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and subject line Bug#945248 fixed in www.debian.org
has caused the Debian Bug report #945248,
regarding www.debian.org: 'How to download an image with jigdo' uses obsolete terms and references
to be marked as done.

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Package: www.debian.org
Severity: important
Tags: newcomer

Dear Maintainer,

> *** Reporter, please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***
>    * What led up to the situation?

Preparing to install Debian on a PC, haven't done that for a few years. (Hence the downlevel of this box.)

>    * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or ineffective)?

I RTFMed, and found information about `jigdo`, which I had not previously used. Specifically I looked @


which currently has the following HTML:

- <h2><a name="how" id="how">How to download an image with jigdo</a></h2>
- <ul>
-   <li>Download a package containing <tt>jigdo-lite</tt>, which is
-   available for GNU/Linux, Windows and Solaris from the
-   <a href="http://atterer.org/jigdo/";>jigdo homepage</a>. For FreeBSD,
-   install from /usr/ports/net-p2p/jigdo or grab the package with <tt>pkg_add
-   -r jigdo</tt>.
-   </li>

There are 2 problems with this text:

1. The current package name=`jigdo-file` (per, e.g., https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=jigdo), not `jigdo-lite`. This error is repeated several times in subsequent text on that webpage.

2. The current jigdo homepage=https://www.einval.com/~steve/software/jigdo/ per the old homepage=http://atterer.org/jigdo/ cited above, which says (again, HTML)

> <p>I have stopped development on this software long ago. But luckily, <strong>Steve McIntyre has taken over development - thanks Steve!</strong> Please head to <a href="https://www.einval.com/~steve/software/jigdo/";>einval.com for a forked jigdo version</a> with new features.</p>

Fortunately these errors are easy to fix (and I would do myself if the target page=https://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/ was in the Debian wiki):

0. Acquire access to the HTML source for https://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/ in some shell, and make it editable.

Following assumes shell=bash and path=/path/to/jigdo-cd.html to that file; change below as needed.

1. Run commandline=`sed -i -e 's|jigdo-lite|jigdo-file|g' /path/to/jigdo-cd.html`

2. Run commandline=`sed -i -e 's|http://atterer.org/jigdo/|https://www.einval.com/~steve/software/jigdo/|g' /path/to/jigdo-cd.html`

3. Check your work with commandline=`grep -nH -e 'jigdo-lite\|http://atterer.org/jigdo/' /path/to/jigdo-cd.html | wc -l` ; result should=0

4. Mount edited source as needed for the Debian web.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.11
  APT prefers oldoldstable
  APT policy: (500, 'oldoldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.utf8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

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Bug #945248 in www.debian.org reported by you has been fixed in the Git repository.
You can see the commit message below and you can check the diff of the fix at:


Major updates to the jigdo and mirroring pages

* Update the jigdo homepage link
* jigdo is not necessarily the future of downloads, so don't pretend
* Mention CD/DVD rather than just CD
* Clarify better about jigdo-lite/jigdo-file
* Remove dead text about old unofficial images
* Only mention sha256 and sha512 checksums
* Massive updates to the mirroring section, it was very outdated

Closes: #945248

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