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Re: snapshot.debian.net

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 08:39:55AM +0200, Adrian von Bidder wrote:
> > On Monday 25 April 2005 08.03, Branden Robinson / Debian Project Leader 
> > wrote:
> > > * establishing a backup site for ``snapshot.debian.net``
> > I wonder if snapshot shouldn't be promoted to an official debian.*org* 
> > service in recognition of its value to the project.
> One concern I have, personally, is over precisely how much value
> snapshot.d.n provides to the *project*, as opposed to providing value to
> others outside the project.  Since DDs have access to recently removed
> packages via the morgue on merkel (albeit not indexed nicely the way
> snapshot.d.n currently is), I really wonder if this service should be a
> priority for Debian to spend money on while our ports and other areas of
> core infrastructure are in a state of disarray (IMHO).

The snapshot service is very valuable when it comes to checking older
versions of packages.  For example, it is a very, very good help for
doing security work when older package versions need to be reviewed.

I would love to have it as an official service, and even a backup.  I read
that it currently takes one TB of disk space.



Have you ever noticed that "General Public Licence" contains the word "Pub"?

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