apt-listbugs removed from main packages

Tim Webster tdwebste at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 09:26:31 BST 2009

Thank you Michael,

I am seeing this now, because I typically upgrade stable servers about
half way through the following release cycle.

WOW guys this is critical package. Just because stable servers don't
track the latest releases. And wait until the releases is stabilized
doesn't mean they don't use ubuntu.

>>I asked for opposition to this removal in
>>  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-motu/2008-September/004747.html
>> and received no opposition.
>> Please also blacklist the package.

FINE!! What needs to be done to make apt-listbugs refer to ubuntu bugs?

How much difference is there between ubuntu and debian outside of main?

apt-listchanges also refers to debian from my understanding and it is
less important than apt-listbugs.

apt-listbugs is used by server upgrade scripts to PREVENT / WARN of
potentially dangerous upgrades.

For the time being I have manually pulled debian's apt-listbugs and
installed it. It still reports of potentially dangerous "debian"

See below

On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 13:51 +0100, James Westby wrote:
> Hi,
> I just saw bug 268966 get reported. Apparently having apt-listbugs
> confuses people. We could make it display Ubuntu bugs instead, but
> we don't have the versioning information that it relies on. Perhaps
> it would work ok, but it's work to find out.

No-one spoke up to save the package, so this is a last chance, I will
request its removal on Monday if no-one comes up with a good reason

Anyone is free to make it more useful on Ubuntu and then seek
its re-inclusion.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Michael Bienia<michael at bienia.de> wrote:
> On 2009-06-15 14:05:20 +0800, Tim Webster wrote:
>> apt-listbugs list has been removed from the main package list.
>> However, I rely on apt-listbugs for pre-release testing on staging computers.
>> Has apt-listbugs been relocated/remoted from ubuntu, WHY?
> It is already removed since Oct 2008. The reason for it was: "Debian
> specific, never worked for Ubuntu, #271314". The bug for the removal can
> be found here: http://launchpad.net/bugs/271314
> Michael
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