missing packages on hackage

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Wed Aug 13 19:35:15 EDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 11:14:34PM +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> A user noticed that gentoo's HAppS package was broken because the
> upstream .tar.gz package had disappeared. Checking the hackage archive
> it does indeed seem to have gone (except for some log files).
> Is this intentional or something gone wrong? I don't think we should be
> removing tarballs, except where the package was uploaded in violation of
> the upload policy. Certainly we want a mechanism to mark packages as
> obsolete and drop them from the contents page but I don't think they
> should be removed from the index tarball or the archive.

I think I removed it a while ago because Lemmih wanted it gone.
But I agree that removing tarballs should be avoided, and I've tried
to avoid doing that recently, except for NMU complaints.

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