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Bug#672305: packages.debian.org: the links for lenny packages are incorrect

Control: retitle -1 packages.d.o: how to manage archived suites ?


On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 01:10:35AM +0400, Dmitry G. Protasov wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> It is unable to get any package for the oldstable (lenny) distribution 
> due incorrect links at http://packages.debian.org/lenny. For example, 
> all the links at page http://packages.debian.org/lenny/i386/ntp/download
> will give 404 error as an user tries to download the ntp package.
> There must be a link to archive.debian.org repository.

http://packages.debian.org/ used to offer a view of the current
unarchived packages suites: main archive, backports, debports..

http://archive.debian.net/ used to offer a view of archived packages
suites, and offers lenny.

However, I'd like to discuss this statuquo:
1/ archive.debian.net is not an official service (though well maintained
2/ archive.debian.net is not well advertised
3/ packages.debian.org could offset a view to archived packages too,
   that's what http://packages.ubuntu.com/ does, and it it allows link
4/ we could redirect http://packages.debian.org/lenny/i386/ntp/download
   to http://archive.debian.net/lenny/i386/ntp/download

Frank, others, what's your feeling ?

Simon Paillard

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