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Author: Arnt Karlsen
To: devuan-mirrors
New-Topics: [devuan-mirrors] ..mirror size, was: Removing oldoldstable from package mirror
Subject: Re: [devuan-mirrors] Removing oldoldstable from package mirror
On Mon, 12 Sep 2022 21:59:39 +1000, onefang wrote in message

> On 2022-09-12 19:40:48, Matthias Kruk wrote:
> >    Hello there,
> >    I was wondering, is there a simple way to remove oldoldstable
> > from a package mirror and exclude it from the synchronization
> > process? I suppose it should be possible by adding an exclude
> > pattern to the rsync command line, but maybe someone who is more
> > familiar with the repository structure can tell me what exactly
> > should and should not be excluded? The reason I'm asking is because
> > during the past months I have been repeatedly running out of
> > storage on my mirror, making the mirror unusable because the
> > release files are outdated. I increased the storage size a couple
> > of times, but unfortunately this is not an option anymore. Thanks
> > and best regards Matthias  

> Have you tried rsyncs --delete option? That will delete from your
> mirror anything that got deleted on pkgmaster.
> Every now and then someone asks me about the mirror size getting
> bigger all the time. That answer usually fixes things for them.

..for GPL compliance, keep the sources for another 3 years.
You are "distributing" the binaries "under the GPL" until you
remove the binary packages. Set an e.g. 5 minute deadline
for binary removal "if anyone wants them", then set (and post)
a source removal date 3 years after that 5 minute deadline.

..debian moves their old stuff to http://archive.debian.org/

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.