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pkg/46538: audit-packages results appear in arbitrary order

>Number:         46538
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       audit-packages results appear in arbitrary order
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jun 04 03:50:01 +0000 2012
>Originator:     David A. Holland
>Release:        NetBSD 6.99.3 (pkg_install 20120221)
System: NetBSD macaran 6.99.3 NetBSD 6.99.3 (MACARAN) #11: Mon Feb 27 17:12:40 
EST 2012 dholland@macaran:/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/MACARAN amd64
Architecture: x86_64
Machine: amd64

audit-packages prints results in arbitrary order, probably the result
of iterating a hash table or something.

It should either be sorted explicitly (probably by package name and
then url) or retain the ordering of the input file, which is pretty
much chronological.

Either way would help to avoid the problem where a new issue slips in
between long-existing unpatched issues and goes unnoticed, which a
number of people have commented on recently and I've long found


audit-packages on a system that hasn't been patched in a while.



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