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Bug#169097: apt: Regarding breakages: Load small notes from main site?

Package: apt
Version: 0.5.4
Severity: wishlist

Regarding the recent breakage due to libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2
it would be nice if apt could download a notes file (eventually
containing some "hold" statements) and display these warnings to the
As long as the file is kept small it could be loaded from a smaller set
of servers (and updated much faster!)

I think of some statement in /etc/apt/sources.list like
  notes http://www.debian.org/debian/ unstable main

which could then contain a note like
"Don't upgrade libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 - it will break lot's of stuff"
(eventually also containing a parseable line like
"avoid: libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 (= 1:2.95.4-12)"
which could be used to prevent apt from upgrading this package)

Maybe this could even be realized as an apt plugin.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux bombadil.xmldesign.de 2.4.18-wolk3.7 #3 Sam Nov 2 22:54:50 CET 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (ignored: LC_ALL set)

Versions of packages apt depends on:
hi  libc6                        2.3.1-3     GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2       1:2.95.4-14 The GNU stdc++ library

-- no debconf information

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