What do I do when a debian package suddenly disappears from official repos?

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I asked on their IRC ( on OFTC) and it looks like sometimes some packages are removed during point releases, eg. here: (scroll to "Removed packages")
debian.org/News/2020/20200208

Maybe I should host my own snapshot of their repo.

@Wolf480pl You should use the #debian infrastructure instead of reinventing snapshots of the package repository. Take a look at snapshot.debian.org/ and always read in the release notes why the package is removed.

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IIRC snapshot.debian.org is only meant for low traffic, and if you're gonna use it a lot (like for automated builds), you're supposed to set up your own snapshot with sth like aptly. At least that's what they told me on the official Debian IRC channel.

@wolf480pl @Wolf480pl okay. If it is discouraged to use snapshot.d.o it should be stated on the website. But there is no such statement.
IMHO just use it.

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Maybe I'll just use it. Though making my own mirror will probably speed up builds
@Wolf480pl

@wolf480pl @Wolf480pl you can check if apt-chache-ng (or similar) is enough for your mirror.
I used it last year for a small Debian hacking weekend and it was very useful.

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