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Re: A tool for tracking masked updates to stable packages

On Thursday 14 August 2008 03:00, Frans Pop wrote:
> Marcin Owsiany wrote:
> > I've just started to do research in order to write a tool which I was
> > always missing. What I have so far is just a brief "background"
> > information, explaining the problem - see below.
> I agree that this is a missing feature ATM: to be able to see at a glance
> which packages did not come from the regular repository or have newer
> versions than available from registered repositories.
> However, I would actually prefer this to be integrated in the regular
> package management frontends (e.g. aptitude) rather than a separate tool.

I put in +1 to that. Nothing to add.
> If the source of the package is in /etc/apt/sources.list, it should be
> trivial to create a new view and/or informational fields that show where
> an installed version comes from: regular archive, security, volatile,
> external archive. Or, if there are no matches to show it as locally
> installed.
> If there are multiple potential sources some kind of ordering may be
> needed [1] as may handling of CD sets.
> Cheers,
> [1] 'apt-cache policy <package>' essentially already does ordering

Shachar Or | שחר אור

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