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Re: jessie-updates gone



On 4/1/19 8:14 PM, Andy Smith wrote:
>I do understand that re-adding an empty jessie-updates directory
>will silence a lot of warnings from apt update, and thus would avoid
>the questions from end users that I have seen in a lot of places,
>but… I can't help thinking that although it is bad that these users
>were confused, at least they now understand that the level of
>support has changed.

On Tue, Apr 02, 2019 at 11:53:50AM +0200, Miroslav Skoric wrote:
-1

Programmers' decision that led thousands of users to ask themselves what was
wrong with their apt update was a very bad marketing for Debian.

On 02.04.19 10:59, Andy Smith wrote:
The alternative is that those users continue using Debian without
realising that their packages stopped being supported by the
maintainers and security team and are now supported by LTS alone.

this should happen when LTS is over, not before.
also, there's check-support-status for unsupported packages.
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