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Re: RFC: release script and ftp.gnu.org


On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 04:12:08PM +0100, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
>   Currently our release script is set so that when it comes to make an
> actual release, it will package everything and do an upload on our ftp
> server.  It was hoped that mirrors will pick the release from there
> (that is what most of them do).  The remarkable exception is
> ftp.gnu.org, which at some point was requiring an explicit copying.
> 
>   With the recent redesign of the way packages are uploaded on
> ftp.gnu.org, the release process is a little bit complicated.  For
> every file in the release gcc-x.y.z/ one needs to provide a triplet
> of files (the actual file, a GnuPG signed one, a directive file).
> Those are fairly mechanic but tedious (best handled by custom script).
> I was wondering whether it would not be a good idea to extend our
> release script to take account of that additional process or if there
> were conceptual/technical problems with it.

It does seem that we need to write down the procedure, since it isn't
getting handled and since it changed recently (with new security measures
at the FSF).
 


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