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Thursday, November 02, 2006, historical .debs

A couple of years ago I had a need to get at some older .debs of something that had previously been uploaded to sid, had been superceeded and was not included in any release; I therefore assumed that it had disappeared into the æther. At the time someone directed me to a site that kept all old versions of all builds of all Debian packages for pretty much exactly this purpose; I solved my immediate problem and promptly forgot about it.

Although this site lives in Debian's namespace, it does not appear to be too well advertised, so this is another of those "for when I next need to remember it" posts.

(Thanks to Sean Furey for reminding me this time around.)