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LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:41 am
by DrTeeth
Why is this available for download from https://www.linuxcompatible.org/story/l ... -released/ and not from the official Mint site (yet)?

Cheers

DrT

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:50 am
by JoeFootball
DrTeeth wrote: ... and not from the official Mint site (yet)?
Because the mirrors around the globe are still syncing. When complete, the official announcement is made, and evident on the LM website.

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:07 am
by DrTeeth
Thanks for your answer. It still does not look right when it appears elsewhere first. I think Mint should wait until it is available from official channels first before disseminating to other sites.

Cheers

DrT

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:14 am
by JoeFootball
DrTeeth wrote: It still does not look right when it appears elsewhere first.
I agree with you.
DrTeeth wrote: I think Mint should wait until it is available from official channels first before disseminating to other sites.
I see your point, but that's how the mirroring process works. Being responsible, Linux Mint doesn't make the official announcement until all the mirrors have synced. If some entity of less integrity decides to make an announcement on their own, it's certainly unfortunate, and makes them look bad.

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:17 am
by DrTeeth
I wonder where they get their copy of the file if not from Mint itself?

Cheers

DrT

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:42 am
by JoeFootball
DrTeeth wrote: I wonder where they get their copy of the file if not from Mint itself?
In the example you provided, that website isn't hosting the files themselves. If you look at the end of the article, all they're doing is posting links to other mirrors which have already synced.

As always, I suggest waiting for the official announcements to ensure that everyone is getting what's intended as intended.

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:13 pm
by DrTeeth
Thanks for your explanations.

Cheers

DrT

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:27 pm
by all41
What I didn't see was a gpg signature referral

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:44 pm
by Kadaitcha Man
DrTeeth wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:17 am
I wonder where they get their copy of the file if not from Mint itself?
Hellooooo? Anyone home?
Because the mirrors around the globe are still syncing.
From a mirror.

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:13 am
by nascar64
hey LMDE-4 FINAL available here= https://www.linuxcompatible.org/story/l ... -released/ and this one too

Index of /mirrors/linuxmint.com/debian and they both the same

sha256sum.txt

SORRY ONLY HERE AVAILABLE .

Re: LMDE 4 Final

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:17 am
by JoeFootball
Another option is that we can all just wait for the official announcement so as to not interfere with the mirrors syncing from the source.