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Re: Release Notes: Proposed patch for obsolete (deleted || dummy) packages

On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 03:17:14AM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 23 May 2005 01:02, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> > Attached is a patch in order to introduce some information in the
> > Release Nots on how to detect obsolete packages after an upgrade. The
> > patch is actually made up of two parts:

> > - a section right after the upgrade that details how sysadmins can
> > detect obsolete packages (either removed or dummy packages) in the
> > system. It is also targeted at warning sysadmins that security support
> > for removed packages will only last as long as security support for
> > woody lasts [1]

> This looks useful. Maybe it could also be intergrated in chapter 5, 
> although that would mean changing the title and moving all existing 
> sections one level down.

> > - a section in the end that is actually recovered from CVS and needs to
> > be reviewed. Rob updated the content but then removed it altogether in
> > revision 1.5.

> I agree with Rob. The lists are long and ugly, especially in the 
> PDF/PS/TXT versions of the Release Notes.
> I'm sure that some (although I would guess a small minority) of users may 
> find them useful, but IMO including the lists in the Release Notes is not 
> the best way to make them available.

The one nice feature of this list that I'd be disappointed to miss is that
it does let users know about possible replacements for obsoleted packages.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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