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Add optional 'source'/'repo' column to overview #77

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andreas-h opened this Issue Nov 13, 2014 · 3 comments

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andreas-h commented Nov 13, 2014

I'd love to have an optional column source (or repo) in the main overview which shows which package upgrades are available.

I'm using many repositories/PPAs, and currently it's very cumbersome to find out that each repo is only providing upgrades for those package I installed the repo for in the first place (as technically, nothing prevents a repo, once added and trusted, to install a new version of, say, Firefox, during an upgrade). I know there's apt-pinning, but not in all cases it's a feasible solution (as it requires research about which dependencies of a package might not be related name-wise).

If mintupdate had this repository column, I could quickly skim that info before clicking on "Install Updates", and would have a working workflow without needing apt-pinning.

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xenopeek commented Aug 31, 2016

mintUpdate.py knows the package origin already so this might just need an optional column programmed. But the origin is as Synaptic also shows it, like "LP-PPA-webupd8team-y-ppa-manager/xenial" for what is shown in Software Sources instead as "webupd8team/y-ppa-manager".

brennanhm pushed a commit to brennanhm/mintupdate that referenced this issue Oct 20, 2016

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Add optional 'source' column to the main overview - Issue linuxmint#77
- Show whether an update came from the official repositories or a PPA
- Also covers issue linuxmint#144

clefebvre added a commit that referenced this issue Oct 25, 2016

Merge pull request #184 from brennanhm/issue_77
Add optional source column to the main overview - Issue #77
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monsta commented Jan 15, 2017

@clefebvre: looks like this is fixed by #184?

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NikoKrause commented Jun 18, 2017

@JosephMcc this has been implemented as monsta already mentioned.

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