[Dev] "Arch Linux Archive" for Parabola

Bruno Dantas dantas at airpost.net
Fri Feb 26 12:51:26 GMT 2016

I checked out alfplayer.com and it is great. I had no idea it existed. 

Even if the ALA scripts are available, I think it would be better for parabola to have few (one?) such set of mirrors--less duplicated effort, less strain on the official repos. Alfplayer will do nicely if it is kept working.

If alfplayer can be kept working, it would be nice if it were prominently advertised somewhere on parabola's website.

If I can somehow help maintain it--with either my time, bandwidth, hardware, or finances--please let me know. I think something like this is highly valuable and useful.

On February 26, 2016 7:28:53 AM EST, Esteban Carnevale <alfplayer at mailoo.org> wrote:
>On 02/22/16 16:13, Bruno Dantas wrote:
>> I would like to donate the hosting cost for Parabola to have
>> similar to the "Arch Linux Archive"
>> (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Linux_Archive) collection
>> snapshots.
>> Having something like this would allow people to point their pacman
>to a
>> snapshot rather than to the regular (rolling) mirror, so that they
>> reliably install packages between system upgrades. There are many
>> benefits as well.
>> Would the Parabola hackers be interested in this? If there is
>> I'm ready to fund the effort and to contribute in other ways, too, to
>> the limit of my ability.
>> -Bruno
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>http://alfplayer.com/ provides this basically. As you can see, it was 
>working until 4 months ago. Now I started to sync it again and I intend
>to keep it working. Sharing the scripts is still on my to do list. It's
>also possible to use or adapt the Arch Rollback Machine scripts, which 
>were publicly available last time I checked.

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