[arch-announce] Package Deletion Issues
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Tue Sep 1 21:01:06 UTC 2009
Aaron Griffin wrote:
Hello all, Due to an error in our backend scripts along with the new version of pacman, a large number of packages were removed on our central server, causing all mirrors to delete these packages when syncing. This happened on Sunday August 16th. When we finally caught it (6 hours later), we restored the packages, but a lot of mirrors had already synced. Currently, due to bandwidth limitations, all mirrors will take some time to sync back up. This affects all repos except community, though it appears core and testing are mostly re-synced on a majority of mirrors. Only extra remains an issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. Steps have been taken to ensure this doesn't happen again.
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