Subject: Proposed tweaks to CD-ROM layout
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 01/09/2005 16:50:32
[I posted this to tech-install before I remembered that we'd been
discussing this topic here. Sorry.]

Would anyone object if I commit the following?

The main idea is to allow a README, SOURCE_DATE and source directory 
at the top level of ${RELEASEDIR} to be included in the CD-ROM. 
(They're all optional.)  This is actually a change from release(7), 
which has placed SOURCE_DATE in each arch's binary release directory, 
but I think that's not correct, since all arch's binaries would be 
built from the same source.

While in release(7), I noticed a few other things, particularly, the 
split sets are gone, and there's a new way of making a release.

This is largely orthogonal to jrf's patch to add the "make-iso" image 
to "./" (which I would like to see go in), although it looks 
like there would be an easily resolved conflict.  Jason, where do we 
stand with that?

I've been kicking around another idea, to move the cdrom images out of 
".../installation/cdrom", and into a top-level directory, like they are 
on, but I'm willing to table that to get things moving.