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

NAME

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

VERSION

Version 2019.06.13

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 & 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".
06/13/2019