I want to download the current Lubuntu Next 17.10 version with LXQt, but I found two folders on its servers.

Why are they separate, when they appear to be the same: 17.10 == artful.

They contains distros with different "last modified" times (the dates are same). Please help me to make a choice. I need the one with LXQt.

  • Post address to us, I'm interested on it! – Redbob Sep 18 '17 at 21:33
  • @Redbob here is the folder with lubuntu next releases: cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu-next – HerrFelix Sep 19 '17 at 3:00
  • Tks! In my opinion, two directories have same content. Just redundancy. I'll test 17.10 to see if LXQt will be there. – Redbob Sep 19 '17 at 4:10
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    I'm voting to reopen this. It isn't a bug report or a problem with the development version of Ubuntu, partly as it's not what we probably mean by "a problem" in that context, but also as it applies to the download directories for all releases, on the releases, cdimage, and old-releases servers and mirrors. The version number and codename directories are always equivalent. The other aspect of the question--about which one has LXQt--is something I think we'd consider on-topic, and may warrant an answer on how the relevant distinction is between the lubuntu and lubuntu-next directories. – Eliah Kagan Sep 19 '17 at 14:37
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    Look, HerrFelix, it's LXQt! Lubuntu turned from water to wine! – Redbob Sep 19 '17 at 14:59

You can see from the MD5SUMS that they're in fact the same. Both http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu-next/releases/17.10/alpha-2/MD5SUMS and http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu-next/releases/artful/alpha-2/MD5SUMS contain:

76f9cebe11b205e865a5f3c838d570b7 *artful-desktop-amd64.iso
0e06c43341501bad8b5f0d73a8ec3524 *artful-desktop-i386.iso

The same goes for the beta-1 MD5SUMS (with different values, of course).

It's convenient to be able to refer to a release by both version and codename. I don't know about LXQT, but the ISO manifest lists the following lxqt packages:

liblxqt-globalkeys-ui0:amd64    0.11.1-2
liblxqt-globalkeys0:amd64   0.11.1-2
liblxqt0:amd64  0.11.1-2
lxqt-about  0.11.1-2
lxqt-admin  0.11.1-2
lxqt-common 0.11.2-2
lxqt-config 0.11.1-4
lxqt-globalkeys 0.11.1-2
lxqt-notificationd  0.11.1-2
lxqt-openssh-askpass    0.11.1-2
lxqt-panel  0.11.1-3
lxqt-policykit  0.11.1-2
lxqt-powermanagement    0.11.1-2
lxqt-qtplugin:amd64 0.11.1-2build1
lxqt-runner 0.11.1-2
lxqt-session    0.11.1-6
lxqt-sudo   0.11.1-2

Make of that what you will.

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    I'd go even further: the two directories are likely identical because one is a symbolic link to the other. – David Foerster Sep 19 '17 at 16:20

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