Todo #5895


Remove "LiveCD" name from ISO image filename and related info from docs

Added by Jim Pingle over 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

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The LiveCD platform was deactivated back in July, as a part of the switch to making everything based on pkg. The "LiveCD" nomenclature is still visible in places such as the installer ISO filename and the page on, along with various parts of the documentation.

We need to replace "LiveCD" with something more accurate. The memstick filenames don't say "LiveCD" so we could name it "disc1" as opposed to "memstick" to clarify its purpose further. Lots of options there. I'm partial to "disc1" since that is what FreeBSD uses for its installer disc image, and it's still small enough to fit on a CD

Some possible examples (open for debate):

pfSense-LiveCD-2.3-BETA-amd64.iso -> pfSense-disc1-2.3-BETA-amd64.iso
pfSense-LiveCD-2.3-BETA-amd64.iso -> pfSense-dvd1-2.3-BETA-amd64.iso
pfSense-LiveCD-2.3-BETA-amd64.iso -> pfSense-disc-2.3-BETA-amd64.iso
pfSense-LiveCD-2.3-BETA-amd64.iso -> pfSense-installer-disc-2.3-BETA-amd64.iso

Actions #1

Updated by Jim Thompson over 8 years ago

Can we no just leave the file extension (.iso) and hope that people are smart?


Actions #2

Updated by Jim Pingle over 8 years ago

No objections here, that's another good option.

Actions #3

Updated by Jim Thompson over 8 years ago

  • Assignee set to Jim Pingle

Then let's do that.

Actions #4

Updated by Jim Pingle over 8 years ago

Looks like this will need to happen in a few subtasks, I may add a few child tickets under this. Some of them are time-sensitive and can't be done until certain conditions are met.

1. Change build scripts to output the image with the desired name and correct target folder for rsync, and clean up some lingering references to LiveCD in pfSense:
2. Once the builder starts to output the new name and location: Change snapshot server page to refer to the new location and remove the "LiveCD" name and associated -isms.
3. At the time of 2.3-RELEASE, update the download mirror page code to use the new name and terms:
4. Update the book, QSGs, doc wiki, etc, with the new filename and associated changes as needed.

The changes in terminology in the linked patches are open for debate.

Actions #5

Updated by Jim Pingle over 8 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 30

#1 has been committed, #2 has also been committed but not deployed. Once new snapshots come out in the new location it can be deployed.

Actions #6

Updated by Jim Pingle about 8 years ago

Item 2 has been fully deployed. Snapshots are now output as "pfSense-2.3-BETA-amd64-20160217-1500.iso.gz" (No "LiveCD" in the name) and they are being synced to "installer/" rather than "livecd_installer/" on the snapshots server. The snapshots page has been updated to reflect the new name/location and those changes are now live on

Item 3 cannot happen until 2.3-RELEASE is complete. I'm still looking into the doc changes.

Actions #7

Updated by Jim Pingle about 8 years ago

  • % Done changed from 30 to 50

Doc wiki references have been updated/removed in all places except for those that list actual filenames (which reference 2.2 directly) -- those need fixed during the late RC/early -RELEASE time frame.

Actions #8

Updated by Jim Pingle about 8 years ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 80

Basic edits have been made to the QSG and book to remove references to the LiveCD and to fix up the filename to reflect the chosen style. They will need to be deployed after the release has occurred.

Current status:
1. Done
2. Done
3. On hold waiting on release, patch listed above can be applied/committed and deployed during the release procedures
4. Docs have been updated, a few minor edits to make after the release to the wiki, other docs will need to be deployed after the release.

Actions #9

Updated by Chris Buechler about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

I fixed 3, 4 will be deployed once release is out.

Actions #10

Updated by Jim Pingle about 8 years ago

I made some more edits to the wiki to reflect the changes for 2.3, so all that remains is to deploy the other updated docs.


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