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Re: New stable version after Sarge

On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 10:00:32 +0100, Jan Niehusmann <jan@debian.org> wrote:
> Good point. But that problem can be solved by some program checking that
> all installed packages are actually available from the selected
> distribution(s).
> That could be integrated into apt (e.g. apt-get upgrade warning about
> packaged without a current installation canditate, or where the most
> recent version from the archives is older than the installed one), or it
> could be a separate tool. Perhaps it can even be done with existing
> tools?

Aptitude already does this to some extent - packages which aren't available
from a source in sources.list are placed in the "Obsolete and Locally Created
Packages" section.

Having a systematic warning would be annoying for people who have lots of
locally-created packages, e.g. kernel packages...


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