Re: Handling of removed packages
Lucas Nussbaum <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 29/05/08 at 13:24 +0200, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
>> 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.
> I usually run 'apt-show-versions | grep -v uptodate' to find them. The
> remaining list is short enough to be analyzed manually.
This does not work if you have got backports.org in sources.list and
are using pinning to only pull selected packages from bpo. The above
commandline will show any packages available in bpo, since it is
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