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Bug#484873: packages.qa.debian.org: should it still list oldstable?


On Sat, 07 Jun 2008, Christian Perrier wrote:
> As of now, oldstable is no longer supported (security-wise).
> I wonder whether it should still be listed on p.q.d.o pages in such
> situations, which might be misleading to out users.

The PTS is mostly static and it's painful to make stuff appear and
disappear based on a criteria that can't be checked programmatically.

Furthermore I do check the version of packages in oldstable even when
oldstable is no more supported for example to decide if I can drop the
version check in a build-dependency (if it's satisfied in old stable I
remove it, otherwise I keep it).

So my vote goes to keep it. If you solve the problem of detecting if
oldstable is supported or not, we can eventually put it in another color
or put a title attribute over it to mark it's no more supported.

> (side comment: I think that the drop of support for oldstable has not been
> announced widely enough)

My side comment would be that it would be better if we supported oldstable
until stable+1 is released (at least for some subset of the packages).

Raphaël Hertzog

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