no obvious explanation about the different ISOs on FTP download mirrors

Bug #63575 reported by Jan Claeys on 2006-10-02
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Ubuntu CD Images
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Ubuntu Website - OBSOLETE
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Bug Description

(I hope this is the correct "product" to report this bug?)

Compare the two Belgian Ubuntu mirrors when viewed in your browser:
 * http://ubuntu.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/ubuntu.com/releases/6.06/
 * ftp://ftp.easynet.be/ubuntu-iso/6.06/

The HTTP-based mirror shows a nice web page listing all the ISO images with a short explanation who might need which one. The FTP-based mirror can't do that of course, because of how the protocol works. The information about the different versions is still there in "HEADER.html", but inexperienced people won't look in file named like that for it. Maybe including an extra README or README.html or INFO.html or similar would be better? Or otherwise, maybe we shouldn't list FTP-only mirrors on the main download page at http://www.ubuntu.com/download ?

(The reason that I file this bug is that a Belgian magazine complained about there not being any explanation which image to download, so it's giving us "bad points".)

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Moving to ubuntu-cdimage, since we maintain cdimage.ubuntu.com and releases.ubuntu.com.

Changed in ubuntu-website:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
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