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Re: Finding old EPEL packages



On Sat, 2009-09-26 at 10:10 -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, I saw the EL branches and tags and thought that it was built. Some
other repos have the package, right.

> 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.

Oh, right, only last package is kept on Fedora mirrors. I thought that
some number of older updates is kept too - may be saw it in some other
repos. So, then there is no need to keep them for EPEL.

Thanks for clarifications :)

Alexey


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