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Re: Trivia: very old files on incoming.debian.org

On Wed, 2011-11-09 at 06:34 +0900, Iustin Pop wrote:
> Not sure where else to send this… but while checking for a small upload
> I did I saw some very old files on incoming. If you check sorted by
> date, http://incoming.debian.org/?C=M;O=A, you'll see some very old
> things (1997, 2003, 2007, etc…).
> Their size is not big, but seems… unclean to not remove failed uploads
> (which I presume they are) after a while.

They're not.  They're part of (or at least associated with) very recent
uploads, and their being there is a Good Thing[tm], as it means
incoming.d.o contains source for the binaries provided there.

The 1997 file, for instance, is xloadimage_4.1.orig.tar.gz, sitting
alongside xloadimage_4.1-16.3_*.deb for several architectures.

[Also note that the public HTTP-exported view of incoming.d.o has been
little more than a link tree for some time now (since the introduction
of "install-direct-from-unchecked-to-projectb" iirc) rather than the
"accepted files not yet in the archive" it once was.]



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