Security/support status of packages

Michael Vogt michael.vogt at
Tue Feb 12 22:11:36 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).

I added a default filter to synaptic that shows all installed but
community supported packages. Its under the "Custom filters"
button. This way it should be much easier discoverable what packages
are installed that are not supported by canonical.

I currently named it: "Community Supported (installed)" but I'm not
100% happy. Does anyone have better suggestions?


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