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Re: [trinity-users] can't install TDE on stretch, no release file in any tde repo for stretch

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:57:53 +0200
On Wednesday 20 of June 2018 02:19:50 Mike Bird wrote:
> On Tue June 19 2018 16:46:21 Slávek Banko wrote:
> >   http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity-sb/dists/stretch/
>
> Hi Slavek,
>
> I'm not sure why a separate mirror is being used for PSB.  Will
> this be replacing the existing TDE international mirror network
> and redirector?
>
> I ask as the admin of the primary mirror of the current TDE network.
> We pull direct from *.pearsoncomputing.net and the other mirrors
> replicate from us.  This currently includes 3.5.13 and r14 stable
> along with their builddeps, and the old nightly-build-dependencies.
> However nightly-build itself was removed a while back and PSB has
> never AFAIK been on the redirector/mirror network.
>
> --Mike
>

Hi Mike,

the Preliminary Stable Builds repository has been created from its very 
beginnings as completely independent on QuickBuild and the related 
infrastructure. After all, the initial reason was to try to help during 
outage of QuickBuild due to technical problems - see the emails from that 
time:

http://trinity-devel.pearsoncomputing.net/?0::13246
http://trinity-users.pearsoncomputing.net/?0::5901

Therefore, package creation - compilation - publishing, everything is done on 
the infrastructure independent of QuickBuild. That is why Preliminary Stable 
Build from the very beginning is not a part of the official primary Trinity 
server. That's why the repository is signed with my gpg key instead of the 
official Trinity gpg key.

At the same time there are side benefits. Preliminary Stable Builds provides 
some additional architectures - mips, armhf also for Ubuntu. It is less 
demanding to add support for new Debian / Ubuntu distributions.

Some time ago, I and Tim had agreed to place Preliminary Stable Builds 
repository directly to the official Trinity redirector, which is under my 
control - mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org. That's why Preliminary Stable Builds 
repository is for the first time on more official location, although are 
still being created independently on QuickBuild.

However, this does not mean that it would be a replacement for an official 
repository. The final releases will continue to be prepared and published 
using QuickBuild.

By this I wanted to clarify the historical context and current state.

-- 
Slávek