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Bug#520605: release-notes: Notes should specify how to identify non-Debian packages in section 4.2.5.

tag 520605 help

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 10:06:40 +0100, Axel K. Stammler wrote:

> Package: release-notes
> Severity: normal
> It seems I was not quite successful in removing these packages before the upgrade. VLC, M
> Player and dvdbackup all have problems playing most AVI files (VLC only) and accessing
> DVDs (all programmes), so it seems I have some wring libraries still installed. I would
> like to know how you can identify packages from outside sources
> 1. before taking any other steps
> 2. once you have commented out or removed the outside sources from /etc/apt/sources.list
> 3. left polluting the system after the upgrade (my situation)
I use apt-show-versions for this.  I guess aptitude has some way of
getting at that list, but I wouldn't know how.  Tagging as help, hoping
somebody will figure out what we should do about this.


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