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Re: Announcing apt-watch: a Gnome 2 panel applet to check for upgrades

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 08:00:32PM +0100, Emile van Bergen <emile-deb@evbergen.xs4all.nl> was heard to say:
> I hoped the applet would just make the same check that apt-get update
> makes for each source before reporting 'Hit' or 'Get'.

  It needs to actually download all the lists -- otherwise there's no
way to tell whether updates are available for /your/ system.  It
shouldn't claim that updates are available, just because someone
uploaded a security fix for a package I don't have installed.


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