[ntp:questions] Re: NTP 4.2.1-RC1 is available for testing

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Sun Mar 5 03:50:33 UTC 2006

On 2006-03-04, Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.isc.org> wrote:

> Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org> wrote:
>> Why the RC* tarballs are located anywhere _but_ the snapshot tree?


> It's mostly because of history <...> and <...> because we're looking
> for more significant testing and scrutiny to be sure it is "up to
> snuff" as a full release.

For the purposes of automating the TarballTable we need to have the
release process generate a latest-blah and md5 files for all tarballs
(snapshot, RC, and release). And given that an RC effectively replaces
the run-of-the-mill ntp-dev snapshots it makes sense to use the
latest-dev file. I'm please to note that the RC tarball release process
did the Right Thing and the development links (including the MD5 link)
point to RC1. It looks like I need to revisit the TarballTable script
and fix the version column to include an RC tag.

Maintaining copies of the RC tarballs, or just sym-links to the dev
snapshot tree, in the release directory (whatever the reason) has no
effect on the TarballTable. My only suggestion, which echos a previous
comment, is that we use the same file name in both locations to prevent

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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