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Re: Finding old EPEL packages



On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 2:13 AM, Alexey Torkhov <atorkhov gmail com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-09-25 at 20:58 -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Alexey Torkhov <atorkhov gmail com> wrote:
>> > On Fri, 2009-09-25 at 10:56 -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
>> >> On Fri, 25 Sep 2009 20:52:05 +0400
>> >> Alexey Torkhov <atorkhov gmail com> wrote:
>> >> > I think, that all EPEL packages there were ever released should be
>> >> > available somewhere. It could be useful in situation like mine where
>> >> > one need to install package on old system - it was CentOS 5.3 in my
>> >> > case, or to downgrade some packages.
>> >>
>> >> Now that we are using koji, it should keep all builds we ever do, but
>> >> of course we only were able to import all the ones we had from plague
>> >> at the time we switched.
>> >
>> > If koji will keep packages forever that would be good.
>> > Thanks.
>>
>> No it doesn't. Packages are retained for a certain amount of time but
>> not forever due to space reasons.
>
> Then, some place with enough storage space should be found. Like
> archive.fedoraproject.org. There is even FC-1 that was released several
> years ago could be found, but EPEL package that was there month ago is
> gone.
>

Well to answer your first question that started this off.. EPEL does
not have any FUSE packages nor has it because kernel packages have
been verbotten. rpmrepo or rpmfusion might have had them but not EPEL.

One the second, archive.fedoraproject.org deals with releases. Not
every package that was released for a fedora is kept forever. A
release is kept and the last update to a package in that release is
kept. But if 20 updates occurred between the two, those aren't kept.

EPEL does not have 'releases' in the same manner Fedoraproject does
and so it only keeps the latest package around. Trying to keep around
terabytes of packages around is beyond what this volunteer part can
deal with.



-- 
Stephen J Smoogen.

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?
-- Robert Browning


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