Subject: Re: what happens with dist files when updating a package?
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Gavan Fantom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/12/2005 12:30:15
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> A "make mirror-distfiles" is ran nightly, to make sure all distfiles are
> on the FTP server. I don't know if old distfiles are removed at all -
> the GPL dictates us to keep some of them for at least three years, plus
> people who use older pkgsrc for a reason may appreciate them, esp. if
> they are nowhere to find otherwise.
That is of course three years from the date when we delete the last copy
of any binary package built from that distfile.
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