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Re: A lot of mirrors still mirror /debian-backports

On Mon, Oct 02, 2017 at 09:44:28PM +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> Hi,
> The /debian-backports archive is not updated since Squeeze went end of
> life in 2016 [0]. Debian releases post Squeeze use /debian as archive
> for accessing backports [1]. The /debian-backports is non-existing in
> the official Debian sync-proxy mirrors so it is no longer updated or used
> by anyone. Its content has been moved to archive.d.o like old releases.
> I'm writing this here because a lot of Debian mirrors which used to
> provide a mirror for /debian-backports still do so and wasting now
> approx. 664.0 GiB[2] of space. I assume that the mirror admins are not
> aware about this and therefore find this helpful :)

The directory is currently 30 MB for me. The last push happened in
2016 and the pool directory is gone, but the rest still seem to be

There is also debian-volatile (689M), which seems to have last
changed the end of 2011, and was for lenny.


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