Re: get notice of sec update if package is on hold
On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, s. keeling wrote:
> Incoming from Timo Veith:
> > if I have a package on hold for some reason AND I would not read
> > debian-security-announce, how could I get to know whether there is a
> > secur[it]y update for that package ?
> i) Subscribe to debian-security-announce !?!
> ii) Go to lists.debian.org and see them there?
If you really do not want to do the recommended subscription i) you can
still write a script that
I) checks the packages-version in /etc/apt/preferences against the
version in /var/cache/apt/archives/
II) sends you an email, if there are any changes.
But in my opinion i) would be more reasonable.