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Offline saper

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Archiving old releases to Internet Archive?
« on: November 12, 2023, 12:15:26 PM »
Regularly old releases are being removed from the website (as announced in this forum. Maybe it would be a possibility to archive these to the Internet Archive? Unlike the well known Wayback Machine, one has to actively publish stuff to the Internet Archive. It is even able to run some software in the browser!

I am think people from The Archive Team could be of help here. Maybe even the extensions could be made downloadable from there.

I have worked with IA archives in the past and I can help, too.

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Re: Archiving old releases to Internet Archive?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2023, 11:15:46 PM »
I posted the 1.x and 2.x isos there for historical purposes, but it's way too cumbersome for extensions, and later release isos have less historical interest anyway. So I won't be doing that for later releases. However everything's freely available, you don't need our permission to post a copy of the isos or extensions - please go ahead if you'd like to do so.
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Re: Archiving old releases to Internet Archive?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2023, 10:24:48 PM »
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related : "3.x release to be removed by year's end ... ?softwareheritage.org?"
@ https://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,26498.msg170803.html#msg170803

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Re: Archiving old releases to Internet Archive?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2023, 11:48:13 PM »
stumbled across this document recently:
https://repo.jing.rocks/devuan/devuan_mirror_walkthrough.txt

near the end of it there was a reference to mirror checking.

i only visited(but definitely enjoyed) this one:
https://sledjhamr.org/apt-panopticon/results/Report-web.html

also the list of mirrors was fun:
https://pkgmaster.devuan.org/mirror_list.txt

i wonder what the "over-duplication-factor" is on the larger projects(say debian/devuan for just one example)?

enjoy!
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Re: Archiving old releases to Internet Archive?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2023, 01:43:14 AM »
@curaga: I have to run a sync with v3.x before it goes into the ether at year's end to make sure I have copies of source code for all of our support files in /usr/s-bin /usr/local/s-bin etc.
For example, the source code for /usr/bin/autoscan-devices is in the 3.5 archive - and nowhere later that I've come across.  There are a few binaries I haven't found sources on yet (sudo and visudo for example!) to match our apps, but I just started doing this yesterday, so it's far from being complete.

If you guys have these items all combined into a root source package, etc. please feel free to enlighten me! :)

Thanks!
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Re: Archiving old releases to Internet Archive?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2023, 05:27:13 AM »
Hi CentralWare
Some of Tinycores source code has been migrated to here:
https://github.com/tinycorelinux

autoscan-devices.c  can be found here:
https://github.com/tinycorelinux/tc-misc

The source for the current version (1.7.8p1) sudo (and visudo)
is over here:
http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/x86/archive/4.7.7/src/4.2/

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Re: Archiving old releases to Internet Archive?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2023, 08:23:02 AM »
Yeah sw written by us should all be at github.
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Re: Archiving old releases to Internet Archive?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2023, 02:57:41 AM »
Thanks, guys!  I'll send over a list when "inventory" is done so we can sync it up @ github
(tc-config might get altered from time to time as needs change, but many of our files rarely ever get dusted -- they "just work."  The last thing I'd want to see is something from days of old being on the chopping block and "gone forever" with a history purge :) )

* github masters primaries what ever we're allowed to call them these days and the sudo sources have been added to our archives
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