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Intro

The regular image builds are intended to aid those interested in ALT Linux Sisyphus and the current state of Linux desktop environments (at least as packaged there).

These are not the fully fledged properly tailored distributions but rather targeted technology demos that can happen to be useful either (the release manager's current laptop is installed using one of those -- did I mention these are installable LiveCDs?).

Please note that regular images are built using the unstable development repository (think debian testing) so if you want to install ALT Linux really do consider images which are built and updated using stable branches:

NB: if an image looks broken check the hash against MD5SUM/SHA1SUM files. This can happen if your download manager gets the file in chunks or has to resume the interrupted download and the "latest" symlink changes during that (which should not happen more than once a day). The images under snapshots/ directory aren't symlinks but are the files themselves so if this is an issue you might want to choose and download one of those. The other way to fix a corrupted download is to use rsync against nightly.altlinux.org::nightly prefix.

Flavours

There are multiple sets of DE/architecture specific builds (see also dedicated rescue page); note that the manually verified ones are linked from tested directory while current contains automatically updated symlinks.

Starterkits Regular
quarterly weekly
stable current
rescue,
livecd,
installer,
server, vm
rescue,
livecd

If you encounter any problems with a current image it might make sense to look whether the "a bit more official" tested one behaves better (thank you for still dropping us a note that the latest isn't greatest in your particular case).

The images are autobuilt weekly (on Wednesdays) but we can release updated ones manually as often as daily.

Download

Direct links to download the latest ISO images; NB: these lead to fairly large files themselves, use current/tested links above if you'd like to browse things!

main

auxiliary

experimental[2]

non-desktop

NB: there's also a mirror at Yandex.

Status

Please see ChangeLog and BUGS files for current information.

Discussion

You're welcome to subscribe to our mailing list to discuss anything related to these images. The bugs (unless already known) should be filed against specific products, namely Regular (for image bugs) and Sisyphus (for package bugs).

Tech note

The technology behind these images is aimed at making derivatives easy while requiring the very minimal specification of the difference added.

References

  1. i586 image available in archive due to bug #29979 [ru] (epiphany segfaults upon startup)
  2. gnustep, icewm, wmaker flavours use sysvinit
 
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