Testing 20.04 daily: QA tracker shows "latest" but nothing changed?

I’ve noticed the past 2-3 days that Ubuntu Desktop shows a new image to test (the “latest” changes to current date). I run the commands to zsynch it. But, zsynch says the existing iso I have is complete, no data downloaded.

I use the command Walter gave me to see the date of the iso: strings focal-desktop-amd64.iso | grep "Ubuntu 20.04 LTS" . It’s still 20200309. But, again today the QA tracker says the latest is 20200315.

Would this be a bug to report? I assume this isn’t supposed to happen. It seems like it could discourage testing if testers never know what they’re getting (testing the same iso for a week without knowing it?).

These are the commands I use:

rm *.old
mv focal-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync focal-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync.old
wget http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync
zsync -u http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/daily-live/current/focal-desktop-amd64.iso  focal-desktop-amd64.iso.zsync

I´m curious. Was this happening only with the Ubuntu desktop amd64?
I suggest using zsync as shown here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Activities/phillw-JIC/JIC/Classroom/Saucy/Zsync (see basic usage) and I prefer to watch the update as it happens in the terminal.

Yes, it was just Ubuntu-desktop.

Thanks for the link. I will add it to my notes. I’m paying more attention to the zsynch messages now, to see data was actually downloaded. But, IMO, that situation should never happen. If the “latest” date changes, it should be due to real changes to the ISO. To me, it’s disrespectful to testers to expect them to act upon a changed “latest” date (every day), but watch the zsynch messages to find out the “latest” is still 5 days ago. We shouldn’t have to do that. (Sorry for ranting. I’ll feel better tomorrow. I tested Ubuntu-desktop for 3-4 days before I noticed the zsynch wasn’t downloading anything. On the 5th day I ran the “strings” command to see it was still March 9th. I chalk that up to me being new to testing. But, still. I don’t think that should happen. If nothing changes, the “latest” date shouldn’t change. I could have taken my dogs for a walk or something instead of “let’s see if it’s really changed.”).

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