On 4/2/19 12:59 PM, Andy Smith wrote:
On Tue, Apr 02, 2019 at 11:53:50AM +0200, Miroslav Skoric wrote:
On 4/1/19 8:14 PM, Andy Smith wrote:
I do understand that re-adding an empty jessie-updates directory
will silence a lot of warnings from apt update, and thus would avoid
the questions from end users that I have seen in a lot of places,
but… I can't help thinking that although it is bad that these users
were confused, at least they now understand that the level of
support has changed.
Programmers' decision that led thousands of users to ask themselves what was
wrong with their apt update was a very bad marketing for Debian.
The alternative is that those users continue using Debian without
realising that their packages stopped being supported by the
maintainers and security team and are now supported by LTS alone.
Is that a better outcome?
IMHO, that alone (realising that some packages stopped being supported)
doesn't help much anyway. Various software stopped being supported by
their originators in the past. Sooner or later the users get aware of
that fact. But many continue using that 'old' software if they do not
have better alternatives.
But in this very case, 'apt-get update' started returning an "error" msg
that looked as if something went terribly wrong with Debian repositories
(that did work fine just a day before), and that confused the users - at