[arch-releng] RC2 ISOs and final release

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Wed Feb 11 15:50:58 EST 2009

Am Mittwoch, 11. Februar 2009 21:36:09 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
> > I just made a diff between archlinux-2009.02-RC2-core-i686.iso and
> > archlinux-2009.02-RC2-core-i686.img. The resulting patch is only 1,2MB.
> > (And yes, using the iso and that patch produces a img with the same
> > md5sum)
> Wow this is getting complicated... so are you saying that we should
> provide xdelta patches from ISO to USB image? What about from ftp ISO
> to core ISO?

Not really. My intention was just doing it for the testing releases to speed 
thing up. This should prevent things like "I have change a line in the 
installer, please download 2GB again and test :-)"

> That seems like a lot more work for smaller benefit. In the future,
> we're going to have a machine setup for building these and will host
> the ISOs directly from there, so this transfer back and forth will be
> nonexistent. Would the xdeltas still be useful at that point?


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