How to know PPA or Packages are no longer maintained?

Asked by michael on 2013-10-11

In the answer to question 237226 Actionparsnip said medibuntu is no more. What do I need to do, to get this information, close to time is changed? Medibuntu has been giving me problems for over a month. Do I need to check each Package or PPA regularly? Is there another way to get this information? Other PPAs and Packages in Software Sources (Other Software) are also giving problems.

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You can check change logs for packages to sre if they are dying. I only found out by reporting a bug that Medibuntu wasn't working. PPA maintainers may also reply to emails which is nice

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

Also, when a PPA stop from being maintained and you have it in your sources.list (you added it) , you will receive a notification when you do updates.

medibuntu was a big project, but nowadays it is not needed anymore. Because it was a big project, so some news pages made an announcement about this.


michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #4

Thanks Nic.Th. your answer added information about updates, that I will look into.