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Bug#169814: WISHLIST: apt could query/check for critical bugs before upgrade

Package: apt
Version: 0.5.4
Severity: wishlist


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.

B Thomas

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux mandelbrot 2.4.18 #1 Thu Jul 25 16:44:16 EST 2002 i686

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

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