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check-support-status - check installed packages for security support

CHECK-SUPPORT-STAT(1)   CHECK-SUPPORT-STAT(1)

NAME

check-support-status - check installed packages for security support (debian-security-support)

VERSION

Version 2017.06.02

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

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.
--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.

AUTHOR

Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de>
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".
06/02/2017