Security/support status of packages

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Fri Feb 8 08:49:55 GMT 2008


Michael Vogt [2008-02-06 21:10 +0100]:
> As a solution that can be implemented for hardy we discussed a new
> view in synaptic that would allow sorting package by their support
> status. This would allow the user to more easily find packages
> installed but not in main. I was considering just putting it under the
> "Status" view in synaptic and adding a new emblem to add/remove
> (gnome-app-install) that tells about the support timeframe. What do
> you think?

I'd also appreciate a list of currently installed unsupported
packages. Such a list is surprisingly hard to create (and impossible
for a nontechnical user).


Martin Pitt
Ubuntu Developer
Debian Developer

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