emergency file server cleanup

Matias A. Fonzo selk at dragora.org
Thu Sep 18 21:00:51 UTC 2014

Hello Alexandre,
El Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:16:53 -0300
Alexandre Oliva <lxoliva en fsfla.org> escribió:
> Disk space shortage that has prevented me from completing
> security-related builds, along with local hard disk problems that have
> prevented me from completing my monthly-ish backups prior to cleaning
> up old builds, have led me to do something I hadn't done for a while:
> removing tarballs of old releases.

Have you considered to use sourceforge as alternative?. It has mirrors
around the world.
> I took a slightly different take on it from earlier rounds, though:
> instead of wiping out all old tarballs, I got rid of *.bz2* and *.lz*
> files older than 2 months, while preserving the corresponding *.xz*
> files.

Why? Lzip can compress more than xz with a bit of tuning via --options.
And it is not forcing users to possess a lot of memory to
decompress .xz. Lzip was designed for long-term archiving, having a
tool to recover corrupt files. Ideal for linux-libre, especially because
it is under the GPL.
> [..]

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