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Re: Adding installed packages to menu

On Thursday 05 March 2009 00:57:48 Bret Busby wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 01:16:31AM +0900, Bret Busby 
<bret@busby.net> was heard to say:
> >  That's the package from etch, which is now obsolete.

I think he meant the package was obsolete, which is not entirely 
true.  Etch will continue getting security updates for quite a 
while.  If you continue to use Etch, that package is not obsolete.

> I did say, in the intitial posting, at the start of the thread, 
that I
> am running Debian 4.0.
> I had not realised that it is now regarded as obsolete.

Depends by whom.  Some might consider "Lenny" obsolete the day it 
was released because it doesn't have KDE 4 or Git 1.6 or some 
other "pet" package.

DDs will continue to provide security support to Etch for a while.  
AFAIK, no other bugfixes will be issued.  That might make it 
obsolete to some.  "Debian" (if it were a single entity) would 
suggest moving away from it as soon as reasonably practicable.

> i had understood that it would be classed as "oldstable", but 
> still be supported.

Only security-wise.  IIRC, there's already a date set for when 
that support stops, too.

As far as the list goes, we are mostly just other Debian users.  
We support what we know.  For many that's Lenny or Squeeze, now.  
For others it's Sid and always will be.  You'll find a few Etch 
users, but that number will continue to decrease.  With all the 
threads going on simultaneously, it's hard to keep in mind all the 
versions each poster is using.  If someone gives you 
advice/information that doesn't apply to the Debian version you 
are using, don't hesitate to politely correct them and remind them 
what version you are using.

(I'll try and help someone even if they are using some ancient, 
far out of "support" version of Debian, like "Bo", but I don't 
know how well my knowledge transfers.  I've really only been using 
Debian since Etch.)
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