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Re: Would be possible to have a ".treeinfo" file added to the installers' page?




On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 08:10:27AM -0200, Antonio Terceiro wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 10:45:31AM +0100, Fabiano Fidêncio wrote:
> > Howdy!
> > 
> > Firstly, sorry if I'm sending the message to the wrong mailing list.
> > If that's the case, please, point me to the right one.
> > 
> > Although the subject says it all, let me explain the background of the
> > change so you all can get the idea of why it'd help a few projects
> > and/or even come up with a better solution than adding a  ".treeinfo"
> > file.
> > 
> > I'm one of the maintainers of libosinfo[0], which is a project that,
> > basically, keeps info about OSes as such: the hardware they support,
> > the location for downloading ISOs, the location of online installation
> > trees, the minimum/recommended/maximum resources for an OS, scripts
> > for automating "JEOS"/"Desktop" installations and so on.
> > 
> > One of the APIs provided by libosinfo is to guess an OS from its
> > online installation tree and it's easily done by a treeinfo file like
> > the ones that can seen here[1], here[2] and here[3]. For the Debian
> > case however, as the ".treeinfo" file is not used, we're struggling
> > about having a reliable way to guess the OS from its tree because we
> > didn't find a specific file that we could try to inspect in order to
> > decide whether the installation tree is for debian7, debian8, debian9,
> > debian-testing ...
> 
> Does this work for you?

Just realized you meant the _installer_ files, so nevermind.

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