Security/support status of packages

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Fri Feb 8 15:09:50 GMT 2008

On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:49:55AM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> 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).

  grep-status -nsPackage -eFSection 'universe|multiverse' -a -FStatus ' installed' | sort

... but I take your point that this is not entirely user-friendly!

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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