Fedora 18 End of Life

David A. Wheeler dwheeler at dwheeler.com
Fri Jan 17 18:51:57 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 05:24:04PM +0100, Stanislav Ochotnicky wrote:
> > > gesture to at least keep the source RPMs around.
> > The thing is those copr repos will likely depend on EOLed Fedora
> > repos. Do we keep *those* around? I guess the answer will be different
> > for each mirror. Some will keep those repos for longer, some shorter.

Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org> then declared:
> To: Stanislav Ochotnicky <sochotnicky at redhat.com>
> Cc: Development discussions related to Fedora
> 	<devel at lists.fedoraproject.org>,	Cool Other Package Repositories
> 	<copr-devel at lists.fedorahosted.org>
> Subject: Re: Fedora 18 End of Life
> Message-ID: <20140116163348.GA29005 at disco.bu.edu>
> We keep them forever, yes....
> Now, one thing we don't keep are all of the updates. I believe these are
> actually retained internally in koji (although I think because we can, not
> necessarily by policy), but they vanish from the repositories -- both mirror
> network and archive -- so reproducing the exact build environment may be
> difficult / annoying.

Reproducing the exact build environment, when I tried to do it years ago,
turned out to be practically impossible and not just "difficult".
If that could be made easier, that'd be awesome.  Storage is cheap.

--- David A. Wheeler

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