Hi Karl, * Karl Chen <email@example.com> [2008-03-11 13:51]: > I would like to bring up the issue of removed packages. I think > it is problematic that sometimes packages get removed, with no > automatic transition [a transitional package, or another package > depending on a replacement package or conflicting with the old > one], and no active notification to the user. > > My primary concern is security. I recently discovered many > packages that have been removed from Debian, that I had still been > using with no idea that they were removed. The worst part is, > some of these packages were removed due to outstanding security > bugs! For example, bitchx and dhcp-client. It's clear to me that > a silent removal is problematic since the result is existing users > keep that buggy version forever. [...] If you are using testing please consider subscribing to secure-testing-annouce to get informed about such package removals.  http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/secure-testing-announce Kind regards Nico -- Nico Golde - http://www.ngolde.de - firstname.lastname@example.org - GPG: 0x73647CFF For security reasons, all text in this mail is double-rot13 encrypted.
Description: PGP signature