Bug#169814: WISHLIST: apt could query/check for critical bugs before upgrade
I wonder if it will be possible to have apt or dpkg query the bugs database and avoid upgrading packages (unless forced) with critical or grave bugs. At least a warning would be good. Checking ever upgradable package manually on bugs.debian.org can be too time consuming.
Alternatively (this is probably far fetched) I wonder if it is possible to maintain historical information of how dependency trees have changed over time so aptor dpkg can move a distribution both forward and backward in time. I say far fetched because I don't know why this is not implemented in any package management system I am aware of.
-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel: Linux mandelbrot 2.4.18 #1 Thu Jul 25 16:44:16 EST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii libc6 2.3.1-3 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 1:2.95.4-0.011006 The GNU stdc++ library