Ubuntu Package Archive is back!

Yaron Shahrabani sh.yaron at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 08:03:06 CDT 2010

 On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 2:01 PM, Scott Ritchie <scott at open-vote.org> wrote:

> When I switched Ubuntu package hosting to a launchpad PPA (away from
> manual .deb hosting), one thing lost was the ease of archiving old
> versions, since Launchpad doesn't provide this.
> I've written some scripts to manually copy the packages from the PPA to
> form a new archive and am hosting it at the old location
> http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/archive/  -- currently it carries all
> the Wine packages that have been on the Ubuntu Wine PPA since 1.3.3 or so.
> The main use of the archive is to aid in regression testing - installing
> from packages is much easier/quicker than recompiling from source, and
> will help you narrow down the last working/nonworking wine version
> before doing a proper git bisect.
> All I have to do is run the script every time I update the PPA with new
> Wine packages, and it's good.
> Due to server space issues, I don't plan to archive daily package builds
> (which is my next project).
> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie
> That's awesome! Ive been using your PPA for a really long time until I
started compiling wine by myself!
Keep up the good work and thank you very much!
Yaron Shahrabani

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