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Re: Internet Archive APIs useful as fallback?

From: Björn Höfling
Subject: Re: Internet Archive APIs useful as fallback?
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 22:28:46 +0100

On Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:57:04 +0100
Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:

> We added support to retrieve Git checkouts (and some tarballs) from
> Software Heritage recently:
> The Internet Archive is not in the business of archiving software, but
> it’d be interesting to see if it archives tarballs that people put on
> “random” web sites, in which case it could also be useful.

We sometimes use it to replace expired packages or home-page URIs: In
some cases, the home-page or even the tar-file is in the archive. But
that is a manual step of cause. A famous example of recent time is the
package bzip2, where the domain expired and was taken over.


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