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Bug#406261: apt-get dist-upgrade should warn about preferences

Package: apt
Severity: wishlist


"apt-get dist-upgrade" from sarge to etch wants to remove too much
packages when backports.org is used in /etc/apt/preferences.

Although this is of course a user problem, its a quite common to use
backports.org and and Debian should handle this by printing a warning
at "dist-upgrade" time if there's anything in the preferences file
(optionally: ... that has a higher priority than the new etch packages)



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-amd64
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15) (ignored: LC_ALL set to de_DE@euro)

Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii  debian-archive-keyring       2006.11.22  GnuPG archive keys of the Debian a
ii  libc6                        2.3.6.ds1-9 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                      1:4.1.1-21  GCC support library
ii  libstdc++6                   4.1.1-21    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

apt recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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