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Re: Moving packages removed in the archive to /attic?

Hi Nilesh,

On 3/10/21 10:14 PM, Nilesh Patra wrote:

There are some packages that have been removed from the archive, but
their repositories still reside on the med-team salsa namespace.

It might be helpful to preserve such repositories in case someone
in future might want to re-introduce them, but at the same time probably
keeping it at s.d.o/med-team/<pkg> isn't the best thing to do.

I propose moving it to a subspace on the salsa med team namespace,
something like: https://salsa.debian.org/med-team/attic

It remind me a lot to CVS and I don't like it personally but I think this is best way to separate deprecated and active package like you suggest

As an example, the ruby-team does something similar: https://salsa.debian.org/ruby-team/attic


On Fedora, they replace all file on master (rawhide) branch with "dead file" but the previous source code are still available on previous branch (fedora released version). For example[1].

Moving https://salsa.debian.org/med-team/pkg to https://salsa.debian.org/med-team/attic/pkg will keep something such as issue tracking, PR, wiki too? If possible to keep everything, it would be better too.

[1] https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/weka/tree/rawhide

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