check-support-status

Identify installed Debian packages for which support has had to be limited or prematurely ended.

TLDR

Display packages whose support is limited, has already ended or will end earlier than the distribution's end of life

$ check-support-status
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Display only packages whose support has ended

$ check-support-status --type [ended]
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Skip printing a headline

$ check-support-status --no-heading
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SYNOPSIS

Search for packages whose support is limited, has already ended or will end earlier than the distribution’s end of life:

    check-support-status

Search for packages with ended support from a custom list, reporting each package only once:

    check-support-status \
        --type ended \
        --status-db /path/to/status-db \
        --list /path/to/security-support-ended

VERSION

Version 1:11+2021.03.19

OPTIONS

--list FILE

Use the given file as the database of packages whose support ends at a particular date or that is limited by specific conditions. The file format is plain text in columns, separated by one or more whitespace characters.

For --type earlyend:

·

source package name

·

last package version that will be supported

·

the date support will end

·

the rest (optional): details, and/or a URL for further information.

For --type ended:

·

source package name

·

last package version that is supported

·

the date support was ended

·

the rest (optional): details, and/or a URL for further information.

For --type limited:

·

source package name

·

the rest (optional): details, and/or a URL for further information.

If no "--list" is provided, the script is run for limited and date-defined end of support, using the lists shipped in the package.

By default, check-support-status evaluates the status of the packages according to the Debian version where it runs upon. This behavior can be modified using the DEBIAN_VERSION environment variable, e.g.

DEBIAN_VERSION=9 check-support-status

--no-heading

Skips printing a headline.

--status-db FILE

Use the given file to record alerts so each affected package is reported only once.

Default: No records, any affected package will be reported every time.

--except PACKAGES

Do not alert for the given binary packages (comma-separated list).

Default: Alert for all packages (no exceptions).

--type TYPE

One of the following:

·

"earlyend": Alert for packages whose support will end earlier than the distribution’s.

·

"ended": Alert for packages where security support has ended.

·

"limited": Alert for packages where security support is limited.

--version, --Version, -V

Show the version number and exit.

BUGS

Installations with mixed distributions like half-stable, half-testing are not supported.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2014 Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de>

This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public
License version 2 can be found in
"/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2".

AUTHOR

Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de>

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