[arch-haskell] Please do not delete packages from andromeda.kiwilight.com

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Wed Feb 2 23:26:12 CET 2011

On 02/02/11 22:16, Nicolas Pouillard wrote:
> On Wed, 02 Feb 2011 18:50:16 +0100, Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> yesterday, I tried to install "haskell-pandoc" on a Linux/i686 machine,
>> but Pacman was unable to download that binary package, because the file
>>   haskell-pandoc-
>> had been deleted from the server, probably because an update to version
>> had become available. After figuring that out, I updated my
>> database with "pacman -Sy", and that fixed the problem.
>> Still, I would have preferred the version to remain available
>> for some reasonable grace period, like 1 or 2 weeks. Our repository is
>> extremely small,
>>   $ du -sh ~haskell/*
>>   75M     /srv/haskell/i686
>>   66M     /srv/haskell/x86_64
>> ..., so I guess it won't hurt to keep older packages around for a little
>> while even after an update. Please don't delete any packages from that
>> repository unless there's a good reason to, i.e. that they've been
>> outdated for (at least) several days.
> I don't know how you (the team) sync the repository, but I find it
> easier to remove the old version and add the new at the same time.

I've recently found the tool repo-clean (in AUR) for doing this.

> A way to mitigate this would be to either keep at kill list of files
> to remove and when and/or having a separate repo for these archives.

Are there any tools that would make it easier to maintain such a kill


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