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Re: Debian Jessie mirrors

On 5/4/19 6:20 PM, userm57@yahoo.com wrote:
> Would it make sense to always leave one final update on the main mirrors
> for each release, an optional update to the /etc/apt/sources.list file
> to change the update location to the archive?

No. First of all, the main mirrors are maintained by Debian's FTP team
and they are most certainly not interested to carry an additional burden.

And, secondly, the main mirrors are mirrored worldwide meaning if all the
other old releases where kept as well, the amount of mirror data would
be too large for other sites to continue mirroring the Debian servers.

I understand where you are coming from and what you are suggesting, but
since this particular problem affects a very small number of users only,
so the additional workload would certainly not be justified.

I think updating your sources.list or reinstalling your machine with a
Debian Ports installation image is an acceptable inconvenience in order
to keep these machines running.


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