[arch-dev-public] 2007.08 Don't Panic Isos release

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 8 17:16:50 EDT 2007

On Wed, Aug 08, 2007 at 10:05:05PM +0200, Jürgen Hötzel wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 08, 2007 at 12:13:16PM -0700, eliott wrote:
> > ok. What the hell?
> > 
> > This is ridiculous.
> > I think it is great that damir is off to fix all the software that
> > deals with escape characters poorly, but in the mean time, I feel a
> > need to find a resolution that isn't np-hard.
> > 
> > It must be my development/engineering background.
> > Silly me being all practical.
> > 
> > If nobody has any objections, I will change the iso filenames to *not*
> > include the ' character. I will probably have to contact the guy who
> > posted the torrents as well. It will be a hassle, but this is so
> > ludicrous that I am willing to do some extra legwork to fix it.
> > 
> But this will lead to many broken links to the original file-name and thus
> cause even more trouble and bad news for Arch Linux. Also a new torrent
> make existent seeds/bandwidth useless and will cause confusion if users
> search for Arch Linux torrents. Why not just post news like:
> Rename the file-name if your cd-record software can't handle the original
> file-name.

Or... we rename it, change all the links, and have symlinks with the old
filename that point to the new file...

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