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Re: "removed" archive & snapshot.debian.net

On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Francois Gurin wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 11:20:22AM -0500, Drew Scott Daniels wrote:
> > > Have you actually looked up how snapshot.debian.net works ?
> >
> > Yes, it works by date, not by list of files not currently in the archive.
> I was under the impression you could get any package not currently in the archive
> except those removed for legal reasons via snapshot.debian.org without use of the
> date syntax.
> From http://snapshot.debian.net/
> --
> apt-get specific package(s)
>  deb http://snapshot.debian.net/archive pool package ...
>  deb-src http://snapshot.debian.net/archive pool package ...
> where package is source package name as debian/pool directories.
> Since this dists has "Archive: pool" in Release file, so I recommend to put the following in /etc/apt/preferences to keep this line out from apt-get upgrade:
>  Package: *
>  Pin: release a=pool
>  Pin-Priority: 98
> --
> Perhaps I have misread either the documentation or your email.

This is interesting and something I overlooked. Still, it does not allow a
list of "removed" packages be grabbed using apt-get. If you could find a
apt-get sources line for the entire snapshot archive that would be close
enough for me.

     Drew Daniels

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