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Re: Linux-libre source code will be taken offline

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: Linux-libre source code will be taken offline
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 19:30:29 -0400

On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 06:30:21PM -0400, Mark H Weaver wrote:
> 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.

I didn't check that the files are bit-identical, but my understanding is
that the "old" revisions of the deblobbing scripts are available here:

Of course, adding this to the list of URIs in linux-libre-deblob-scripts
won't help users of old Guix revisions... Software Heritage and other
archives that support content-addressed lookups are the only solution
for that.

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