Subject: Re: what happens with dist files when updating a package?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
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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