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

On Sat, 26 Oct 2002, Fumitoshi UKAI wrote:

> At Fri, 25 Oct 2002 22:24:01 -0500 (CDT),
> Drew Scott Daniels wrote:
> > What if I have a package that I installed that was removed from the Debian
> > archives for reasons that I do not care about. I would like to have the
> > latest packaged version before it was removed, how do I find it?
> >
> > What if I want to do a rfp or itp for a package. I would not know the
> > exact name necessarily and if I didn't see it in the archive then how
> > would I know that it had ever been packaged? This gets back to the second
> > chance question, but with a spin. Having a list of removed packages with
> > descriptions is useful.
> see http://ftp-master.debian.org/removals.txt
> and http://non-us.debian.org/~troup/removals.txt
I have, I appreciate the list, however I do not agree with all the reasons
for removals. I also see no package descriptions in the removals lists. If
I want to look at anything about packages other than their short reasons
for removal (or long if a bug is listed and not deleted) then I have to
manually get the package. How can I search "removed" package descriptions
in the Debian archives, removals.txt, snapshot? I can't without manually
getting the list of removed packages, putting the package names into
apt-get lines for snapshot, and then apt-get each of the packages.

     Drew Daniels

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