Heya, For some time now, I have been thinking about the problem of packages which are removed from the archive at some point, without an (enforced) transition to a new package name. Users of such packages keep them around, usually never noticing the fact that no security (or other) support is available anymore. Our current package management doesn't handle this case at all, so we might need to fix this - we just need to decide how. The probably easiest way would be to make apt whine on all packages that are not available in any version at one of the locations specified in sources.list. This trivial solution sucks, because locally created packages  also fall in this category. So, has anyone a good idea solving this problem, without needing to keepr masses of status/diff/bla files around? Marc Footnotes:  Such as kernel packages, binary kernel modules built from sources available in the archive, local configuration packages, ... -- BOFH #368: Failure to adjust for daylight savings time.
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