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Re: release directories and naming for install images, liveimages,and isos

dholland-current@ wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:30:00PM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
>  > > We should also get PR 45155 fixed in this timeframe, I think. Can
>  > > anyone point me at what needs to be done?
>  > 
>  > Who want bootable installatoin images without set files, for what?
> For installing?
> Again, if someone goes to they ought to be able to get
> installer images for USB sticks as well as for CDs and for floppies.

Are you sure how many such users?

> If you have a fast network connection there is no reason to copy any
> more than necessary to the boot media.

What actually do you want?
Install media without binary sets?
Bootable (no installer) media?
For what?

Is it worth to put effort to prepare extra images for such rare purpose?
I don't and I won't work on it.

> Maybe the right thing to do is reorganize the way releases are posted
> on nbftp. Right now (I'm looking at 6.0_BETA) the full CD images are
> hidden away in another directory, so unless you know where to look or
> happen to notice the "iso" directory mixed with the ports in
> /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.0_BETA, and realize it's not the name of a port,
> the only installer images you find are the small ones. And sure
> enough, there's floppy and cdrom images but no usb images.

If you claim bootable image without binary sets should be there
because there are floppy and iso, I'd rather suggest to remove
iso and floppy images without binary sets for consistency
and less maintainablity.

> (I don't see any full usb-stick images either, fwiw. They're not in
> the "iso" directory.)

It's releng's matter.  As you claim " release" don't
prepare ISO with binary sets either.
Izumi Tsutsui

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