Laura Arjona Reina

Laura Arjona Reina at

I've been told that Fedora also providers the full history of their packages but not repo data; and Ubuntu has some of the history, but they discard packages after a certain time.

What does this mean? That in Fedora I cannot have an equivalent of the following line for its repositories?

deb jessie main

I'm a student doing research and I want to make my experiments repeatable. This means the whole environment, including a used OS, needs to be re-buildable, i.e. one needs to be able to get it into exactly the same state. Because what is the effect of "apt-get update" depends on the current day for "regular" repositories, I will be using the Debian Snapshot Archive from now on to make sure one always gets the  same package versions.

Marko Dimjašević at 2016-08-10T17:09:54Z