packages removed by Release Manager just reveal older versions
Regarding packages removed by Debian's Release Manager, due to
Release Criticial bugs, but say, still looking great here:
$ apt-cache policy deity
500 cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux SID _Sid_...
there seems no mechanism at present to warn the user that he shouldn't
install it, even if he has done apt-get update from the mirrors. In
bug 202919 you will see I was just lucky something stopped
I guess I'm hoping for a warning that a package is 'out of fashion'
when I try to apt-get install it.