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



At Thu, 24 Oct 2002 18:51:09 -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.

I think, in this case, you should use apt line by date when you backed up
selections.

Regards,
Fumitoshi UKAI



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