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Old 04-03-2005, 11:13 PM   #1
vharishankar
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Debian packages for some webmin modules removed from repositories?


I recently noticed that some of the webmin modules for Debian including webmin-apache, webmin-samba, webmin-mysql etc. have been removed from the repositories.

I installed this before, but now these packages are listed under "Local/Obsolete" packages in Synaptic.

By the way, I use "testing" repositories.

Anybody knows why these webmin packages have been removed?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 12:51 AM   #2
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According to the information link about repositories at http://www.debian.org, testing packages are for prelease versions of the next release of a Debian O/S. These packages stay in "testing" mode until they are approved and then at that time they are removed from the list and put into the "frozen" category.

EDIT: Once they are in this "frozen" status, they are removed from the "testing" repositories.

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Old 04-06-2005, 03:16 AM   #3
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But I want to continue using "testing" repositories. Will these packages get re-added to the repositories when the next version gets released?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 09:09 AM   #4
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Website about missing packages in testing...webmin-mysql

Because the Debian Release team is preparing for a freeze (stage needed before a release) a lot of packages with release-critical bugs or packages depending on release-critical bugs are removed from testing. The offenders seems to be Wvdial and webmin-firewall. The maintainers are probably working on a solution and it might re-enter testing in time. Till that time... read about apt-pinning and include a sid repository in your /etc/apt/sources.list

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Old 04-06-2005, 09:39 AM   #5
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Thanks psilo. I think that after the next version gets released the packages will be re-added to the repositories.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 11:39 AM   #6
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They're back! For whatever reason they were removed and now, after a long wait, these packages are back. I did an upgrade today.
 
  


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