[sclug] Old builds of debian packages

Dickon Hood sclug at splurge.fluff.org
Thu Nov 2 08:26:35 UTC 2006

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 08:19:17 +0000, Roland Turner (SCLUG) wrote:
: Hi all, but particularly Debian users,

: I recall years ago finding a site which appeared to archive _all_
: the .debs that had ever been uploaded to sid. My recollection is that it
: was not, in fact, an official Debian archive but run by someone else
: entirely. Does anyone recall this archive? It's name?

: More broadly, my objective is to get my hands on one of the 0.8.5 builds
: of vlc, vlc-nox and libvlc0 from sid, ideally 0.8.5.debian-2. Is there
: any way to do this short of emailling the maintainer (there's no vlc
: project on alioth)?

: (If need be, I'll download and and build the source from videolan.org of
: course, but I'd prefer to use a Debian-ised build produced by the
: maintainer if possible.)

If you really just want the most recent release, have a look at
<http://nightlies.videolan.org/> (specifically, I have 'deb
http://nightlies.videolan.org/build/sid-amd64/arch ./' in my
sources.list); saves faffing about building stuff.

Dickon Hood

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