Security/support status of packages

Michael Vogt michael.vogt at
Fri Feb 8 16:57:51 GMT 2008

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

To see the list of installed package in universe, start synaptic,
click on the "origin" button and then click on the "S" column to sort
by status. That will give you the installed packages from universe. 

Its hard to discover, especially for people not using synaptic that
much. And it does not know about the support status for LTS packages,
it can't tell between "server" and "desktop" and "regular main" for


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