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Re: Recovering dpkg's history and switching to a distributed VCS


On Tue, 26 Jun 2007, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > The arch respository is more problematic however. Scott has no copy
> > anymore. Manoj still has at least parts of it with his SELinux branch:
> > http://www.golden-gryphon.com/cgi-bin/archzoom.cgi/srivasta@debian.org--2005-selinux/dpkg--devel--1.13
> > Tollef Fog Heen also has some parts in gluck.debian.org:~tfheen/dpkg/.
> > It might be that Ian Jackson has a copy in a tarball that Scott sent him
> > when the dpkg.org domain expired... Ian might check it on sunday (thus the
> > CC so that he doesn't forget).
> No, I haven't.  That tarball contains only wiki data.

Up to now, I haven't found any copy despite my call on debian-devel. Manoj
hasn't answered yet.

> > Once we have all the bits, I (or someone else) will try to integrate all
> > that history in a git repository.
> I have made available at
>  http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~ian/debian-old-uploads/
> all of my own copies of the dpkg uploads from 1.1.4 to 1.4.0, which
> AFAIK are only available in tarball format.

I integrated those in a git branch here (using git_load_dirs). They'll be
part of the history. The first CVS version is 1.4.1 so it fits nicely.

Raphaël Hertzog

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