Bug 189679

Summary: Old officially released updates deleted?
Product: [Retired] Fedora Infrastructure Reporter: František Dvořák <valtri>
Component: update systemAssignee: Luke Macken <lmacken>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: notting, pfrields, rvokal
Target Milestone: ---   
Target Release: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3/SRPMS
Whiteboard:
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of: Environment:
Last Closed: 2006-04-24 14:28:46 UTC Type: ---
Regression: --- Mount Type: ---
Documentation: --- CRM:
Verified Versions: Category: ---
oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Description František Dvořák 2006-04-22 21:55:02 UTC
Description of problem:

  I can't find some old packages in updates. It's a feature or a bug? :-)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

  For example package from Fedora Core 3: xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.FC3.13

How reproducible:

  Look at: http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/3/updates/SRPMS/

Steps to Reproduce:

  wget http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3/SRPMS/
-O - 2>/dev/null | sed -e 's,.*<a href="\([^"]*\)".*,\1,' | grep xorg
  
Actual results:

fonts-xorg-6.8.2-0.FC3.1.src.rpm
xorg-x11-6.8.1-12.FC3.21.src.rpm
xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.FC3.45.2.src.rpm

Expected results:

fonts-xorg-6.8.2-0.FC3.1.src.rpm
xorg-x11-6.8.1-12.FC3.21.src.rpm
xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.FC3.13.src.rpm
xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.FC3.45.src.rpm
xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.FC3.45.1.src.rpm
xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.FC3.45.2.src.rpm
...

Additional info:

  I'm searching the old packages because of searching some old bug in xorg (LID
switch corupts video in i810 for xorg > 6.8.2-1.FC3.13).
  I think for such rare cases can be good to keep whole history of all official
releases and updates...

Thank you,
  Frantisek

Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2006-04-24 14:28:46 UTC
Our updates are pruned so that we aren't keeping many copies of oudated updates
on the file server.  Mirrors appreciate this greately.  We can't keep every copy
of every outdated update as it grows the space needed quite significantly (think
of a couple OO.org updates or kernel udpates).

If you think you need every update, do rsync from a mirror w/out the --delete
option.