On 2019-04-03 02:02, Andy Smith wrote:
c) if getting warnings from "apt update" does seem to be an
effective final way to reach such users, would it be a good idea
to find a way to have apt tell them about their transition into
On 03.04.19 09:54, Jan Ingvoldstad wrote:
So, sort of a variant on Pierre Fourès's suggestion?
I like that.
It's better to warn than error, better when LTS starts than year later.
Just note that expiring the archive is something to consider - people who
put 'Acquire::Check-Valid-Until "0";' into their configs may forget it
there, so they will miss such warnings within next release cycle.
c 2) a transition into LTS should probably be accompagnied with a
default run of check-support-status
maybe create new point release where base-files depend on
unfortunately that won't help users who only use unattended-upgrades for
c 3) when requesting installation of unsupported packages, provide a
check-support-status should do that.
For c 3), this could be similar to when e.g. apt/apt-get pauses to ask
due to dependencies, and overridable with the same options.
However, as Pierre says, this is quite a bit of extra work for package
I hope that's what we discuss here ;-)
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