Re: "removed" archive & snapshot.debian.net
On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Fumitoshi UKAI wrote:
> At Wed, 23 Oct 2002 16:23:25 -0500 (CDT),
> Drew Scott Daniels wrote:
> > I've discussed several good reasons to have a "removed" archive. The
> > biggest reason I've found is to give packages a second chance to be put
> > back into the Debian archive(s).
> In this case, you know package name that you want, so you can use
> apt line at http://snapshot.debian.net/archive pool <packagename>
That's true, but what about people who backed up using dpkg's
--get-selections and want to restore? Wouldn't they have to run this line
separately for every "removed" package? I can come up with other examples.
If you don't want to help then I'll try to do it myself and it will
probably be far from an optimal solution. I want to have a line for apt's
sources for all "removed" packages.