Tutorials or forum posts often refer to packages which are obsolete, or have been replaced.
While I can find easily ways to check if a package is available for my current linux version (e.g. using
apt-cache search), I wonder if there is a place listing known packages, and their current developpement/maintainance status.
Does this exist ? Is it conceptually considered "impossible" or "irrelevant", since a package maintenance can be temporarly discontinued, but can sometime be revived by someone else, or forked ?
I'm focusing on debian depots, so, if something exists, but is of course "not fully accurate", it would probably be enough.
EDIT : after some more googling, I found back https://www.debian.org/distrib/packages, but I confirm it's not exactly what I expect. A search with no filters tells you on which versions a package can be found, but it doesn't give much more informations, like
- Is the package planned to be release on version ###
- Is the package discontinued for some reason
- Is the package replaced by another
A place with such informations would be really great.