On 06/01/2012 06:52 AM, intrigeri wrote: > hi, > > AK wrote (31 May 2012 15:36:27 GMT) : >>> Was it your answer to my question about upgrading Tails? >> [...] >> If someone is using Tails booted from Pirate Linux, they can >> download the ISO from the Tails website, and use the USB installer >> there, it should work as long as they have enough RAM to store >> the ISO. > I'm not sure I understand correctly what you mean, > but the way I understand it won't work at all in the current state of > our tools. (I'd be glad to see our tools improved to support this > usecase, though :) > > My point here is that I absolutely do not want to see a new class of > users, locked in a non-upgradable, obsolete and buggy installation, > coming up on our support channels, because someone gave them something > called Tails, that did not really work like the real thing. > > So please: > > * Either make sure you give the Pirate Linux users a working and > documented way to upgrade the Tails you are distributing to new > versions we put out. Relying on "should work" feels inadequate to > me. Best would be to make it so the standard, documented way > somehow works for Pirate Linux users too, I guess, so that you > don't have to fork the Tails documentation, the Tails upgrade > notification system, and possibly more. It may boil down to > contributing the changes you need to Tails, instead of having to > slowly fork it. > > * Or, make it crystal clear to Pirate Linux users the version of > Tails shipped with it "is meant to easily allow people to try > Tails", and that it may be obsolete, may contain security issues > fixed in Tails since then, and may be broken in various random > ways. This clearly is the cheapest way to do it. In that case, > perhaps synchronizing somehow with our release dates could be > worth it, to avoid putting a new Pirate Linux out two weeks before > the scheduled release of a Tails major version? > _______________________________________________ > tor-talk mailing list > tor-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-talk Alright, I added some more details to the guide. I'm planning to add better Tails upgrade support for the next release (not sure when). By the way, criticism is highly encouraged. I like to know whether I'm doing something wrong!
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