Last Comment Bug 697050 - Stop using latest-$version symlinks on ftp
: Stop using latest-$version symlinks on ftp
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
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Product: Mozilla Messaging
Classification: Other
Component: Release Engineering (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mark Banner (:standard8, afk until Dec)
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Reported: 2011-10-25 03:37 PDT by Mark Banner (:standard8, afk until Dec)
Modified: 2011-12-08 04:49 PST (History)
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Description Mark Banner (:standard8, afk until Dec) 2011-10-25 03:37:31 PDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #689936 +++

Currently, we have a latest-$version symlink for every "major" version of Thunderbird, like this:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 tbirdbld thunderbird 10 Sep 27 10:23 latest -> latest-7.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 cltbld   mozilla      8 Mar 16  2010 latest-2.0 -> 2.0.0.24
lrwxrwxrwx 1 tbirdbld thunderbird  6 Dec 17  2010 latest-3.0 -> 3.0.11
lrwxrwxrwx 1 tbirdbld thunderbird  6 Sep 27 06:35 latest-3.1 -> 3.1.15
lrwxrwxrwx 1 tbirdbld thunderbird  3 Jun 28 04:08 latest-5.0 -> 5.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 tbirdbld thunderbird  5 Sep  8 01:39 latest-6.0 -> 6.0.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 tbirdbld thunderbird  5 Sep 30 14:11 latest-7.0 -> 7.0.1

Similar to what Firefox did in bug 689936, I'm proposing we drop the symlinks like this:
* Delete latest-2.0, latest-3.0, latest-5.0, latest-6.0, and latest-7.0
* Link 'latest' directly to 7.0.1
* Keep latest-3.6 whilst we support that security series.
* Update 'latest' going forward.


I don't want to do this just yet - I'll blog about it first, which I hope to do later this week.
Comment 1 Mark Banner (:standard8, afk until Dec) 2011-12-08 04:49:15 PST
Ran the following:

rm latest-2.0 latest-3.0 latest-5.0 latest-6.0 latest-7.0 latest-8.0

and blogged about it here:

http://blog.mozilla.com/standard8/2011/12/08/removed-thunderbird-release-symlinks-for-dead-branches-on-ftp/

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