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Bug#993486: ITP: mirrorrib -- tool locally to mirror a Debian release, including backports

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Thaddeus H. Black" <thb@debian.org>
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : mirrorrib
  Version         : 0.14.4
  Upstream Author : Thaddeus H. Black <thb@debian.org>
* URL             : https://www.derivations.org/mirrorrib/
* License         : GPL-2
  Programming Lang: Shell (bash)
  Description     : tool locally to mirror a Debian release, including backports

Debian releases a major revision of its operating system about every
two years and a minor revision approximately quarterly, but these
revisions exclude Debian backports.  Debian releases backports only on
a rolling basis like sid.

Mirrorrib is for Debian users who want an approximately quarterly,
stable revision of backports to accompany the approximately quarterly,
stable revision of the rest of the operating system -- with both
revisions dated as of the same date.

Mirrorrib reproducibly assembles a stable backports revision and
release to accompany a stable regular revision and release.  It
downloads the matched pair of releases with all their packages and
associated files, mirroring the pair together to your hard drive.
After running Mirrorrib and configuring /etc/apt/sources.list to
access the local repository Mirrorrib has assembled, one no longer
needs a live network connection to update or reinstall one's system to
Debian stable -- not even if the update or reinstallation requires
access to backports.

Mirrorrib's name stands for "MIRROR Release Including Backports."

I will maintain the package.  No sponsor is needed.  Because the
software is Debian-specific and is useful only to users of Debian, the
package is a Debian-native package.

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