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Re: What Debian-qa policy for sorting packages?

[ Sorry for the late reply, I was off-line]

On Sun, Jan 23, 2000 at 06:00:30PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Le Sun, Jan 23, 2000 at 02:13:38PM +0100, Thierry Laronde écrivait:
> > I have made a suggestion for this (Cf "dpkg | dselect| apt : Debian-qa 
> > fields planned ?" thread).
> Without going thus far, an admin could/should check if he wants to keep
> packages that are not provided by the selected set of apt sources.
> This could (and maybe is already) be implemented by dselect or gnome-apt.
> A section listing installed packages that are no more available shouldn't
> be that hard to code ...

Yes, you're right, this is not difficult, but my proposal had another aspect :
the more important is not to know that a package hasn't been updated, but
*why*. An additionnal file has the advantage to improve the security by
giving an automatic information about what happened.

In my mind, when the release is official, Packages.gz stays unchanged. The
Stake.gz would be the "diff" file improving the information, so the
security, and --- this is not absolutely negligible ---, highlighting the 
work of the debian-qa team.

If I haven't read your mails during some "discussion" about new maintainers,
I wouldn't have noticed the existence of the debian-qa team. Information 
must be made easier. And this definitively can't be addressed by the 

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