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Re: Linux-libre source code will be taken offline

From: Vagrant Cascadian
Subject: Re: Linux-libre source code will be taken offline
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 16:17:05 -0700

On 2021-09-27, Mark H Weaver wrote:
> Leo Famulari <> writes:
>> On Sat, Sep 04, 2021 at 01:32:16PM -0700, Jason Self wrote:
>>> The scripts are not being removed and my understanding is that Guix
>>> only uses the scripts anyway.
>> Okay, that's great. We do use the scripts.
> Unfortunately, the older deblobbing scripts have now been removed from
> the HTTPS URLs that our linux-libre build recipes fetched them from, so
> I guess there will now be difficulties for users trying to reproduce any
> Guix system more than about a month old.
> If we wish to preserve Guix users' ability to reproduce older systems,
> we will need an 'origin' to fetch the Linux-libre deblob scripts from
> that has a policy of retaining older releases, unchanged and at a fixed
> location.  Apparently the HTTPS URLs at <>
> that we currently use are not suitable for that purpose.
> The Linux-libre git repository *might* be suitable, but I haven't yet
> seen a commitment from the Linux-libre project that they will retain the
> tags for older flawed deblobbing scripts in their repository going
> forward.  Without tags protecting them, I guess the commits could be
> deleted by 'git-gc' even if we referenced them directly by their commit
> hashes.
> Perhaps the SWH fallback is the answer we need, if they are archiving
> the Linux-libre git repository.  Does anyone know if they are?

The most promising two I found were:

Not sure exactly how Software Heritage handles rebased branches...

live well,

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