[arch-dev-public] FTP (re)organization

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Mon May 14 14:29:59 EDT 2007

2007/5/14, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
> While discussing with Dale about where to put the new isos, the issue of
> the ftp organization came up:
> Right now, we have subdirectories, 0.1, ..., 0.8 and current is a
> symlink to 0.8. This is bad for several reasons. It suggests that we
> have a "release", which we don't. And everytime we release a new
> version, we move 0.X to 0.Y, and re-set the current symlink, that means
> the mirrors will re-pull all the current packages (which they already
> have, but download anyway). I suggest doing this for cleanup:
> - rm current; mv 0.8 current
> (I know this will cause the same problem as described above, but at
> least it will be the last time)
> - rm release
> - remove all isos from current/iso/* and replace them with the new ones
> (this means we won't keep the old isos, but do we need them?)
> - ln -s current/iso iso-download
> so that people can find the isos more easily on the mirror.

Afrer discussing the same issue on ICQ...
- remove 0.7.2
- remove images (we don't support floppy installation anymore, do we?)
- remove other (any sense to have it on mirrors?)
with this additional removals we should get:
  /current/iso -> /iso-download
this will make rsyncing with rsync.archlinux.org::ftp/ to get nice clean tree.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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