There are some obsolete packages in Fedora 18 and I requested the mantainers to upgrade them (examples: xboard and fotoxx), but they didn't do anything.
Whenever you update or upgrade Ubuntu, there are some packages that become obsolete. Leaving obsolete packages on your system might not be a good idea. Freeing up your system’s space will allow it to perform better.
I have weird problem: because, after downgrading from Debian jessie (testing) to wheezy (stable) - by changing sources.lost.
Apt-get don't want to downgrade packages, but they are in Installed (local or obsolete).
Of course I can do it manually: I can force version on every package, but it will take a long time.
I'm running Lubuntu 12.10 liveCD, persistent install on FAT32-formatted 4GB pendrive (3.2GB casper file - Unetbootin method).
I can install packages, that's cool.
I tried to install alternative kernel but it failed.
Now I have linux-image-3.4.9-rt17-avl2-pae package as 'obsolete'.
chocolate-doom-next was a package I initially used to stage changes for
version 2.0.0 of the primary package:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/chocolate-doom-next/The two svn packages are now obsolete with Chocolate Doom's move to git: