Re: [Debian-ppc64-devel] You can't host a full Debian archive on Alioth
On 05-Sep-20 13:41, Raphaël Hertzog wrote:
> Alioth is running out of space and that's mostly because of the
> debian-ppc64 archive.
> Please use the alioth project for what it is: a project coordination
> place. Not a Debian repository.
> Please remove the archive and host it somewhere else. You should keep
> only what's useful to start helping :
> - failed build logs
> - patches
> Please act promply and reply to us or we'll arbitrarily remove a part of
> it so that we have again a bit of free space.
I just freed about 25 GB of disk space on alioth. That space was
occupied by the old amd64/gcc-4.0 archive which was used to prepare
the Debian transition from gcc-3.3 to gcc-4.0. Now that the transition
to gcc-4.0 is almost complete, that archive will no longer be
necessary for any purpose.
Generally, alioth has been used to host full Debian repositories for a
long time now.
The various amd64 repositories have been hosted on alioth from the
beginning of 2004 until a few month ago and the ppc64 repository has
been hosted on alioth since December 2004. The request for the
debian-ppc64 alioth project explicitly stated that a binary
package repository for native ppc64 packages would be created.
I understand from your mail that the policy for alioth projects has
changed since then.
I currently have no other place to host a public archive for the
native 64-bit Debian-ppc64 port. Because of this, I did not yet
delete the debian-ppc64 archive from alioth as you requested.
I hope that someone has an idea what to do with the debian-ppc64
archive and that alioth can host it until a better solution is
The ppc64 archive currently has a size of about 30 GB, but
I will probably be able reduce this to about 15 GB by dropping
old package versions. Hopefully this will be acceptable.