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Re: How to save storage


On Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 01:12:17PM +0100, Rafael Muñoz Salinas wrote:
> I have the following problem. The package I want to upload has a binary file
> (images and more), that I want to be distributed along with the package.
> However, each .tar.gz source file uploaded is then 100Mb.
> I have tried to remove old versions in order to upload new ones, but
> apparently the packages uploaded are permanently kept in server. Am I
> missing something? Is to possible to permanently remove a package?

It's not true that uploaded packages are stored permanently.  The
version may never be reused, but once a package has been removed or
superseded it'll be garbage-collected shortly afterwards and no longer
counted against your quota.

The garbage-collection isn't immediate - part of it is in a cron job
that runs every six hours - so you may not notice the effects straight

There's no need to explicitly remove old versions; that happens by
virtue of uploading a package with the same name and a newer version to
the same series.

Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]