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Stop using latest-$version symlinks on ftp

RESOLVED FIXED

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Mozilla Messaging
Release Engineering
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: standard8, Assigned: standard8)

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Description

6 years ago
+++ 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.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

5 years ago
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/
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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