apt-listbugs - tool which lists critical bugs before each APT installation

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name apt-listbugs
Package version 0.1.16
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 520 B
Download size 80.53 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
apt-listbugs is a tool which retrieves bug reports from the Debian Bug
Tracking System and lists them. Especially, it is intended to be invoked
before each installation/upgrade by APT in order to check whether the
installation/upgrade is safe.
Many developers and users prefer the unstable version of Debian for its new
features and packages.  APT, the usual upgrade tool, can break your system by
installing a buggy package.
apt-listbugs lists critical bug reports from the Debian Bug Tracking System.
Run it from within the APT session, in order to see whether an installation
or upgrade is known to be unsafe.


Package Version Architecture Repository
apt-listbugs_0.1.16_all.deb 0.1.16 all Debian Main
apt-listbugs - - -


Name Value
apt >= 0.9.11
ruby -
ruby-debian >= 0.3.3
ruby-gettext >= 3.0.2
ruby-interpreter -
ruby-soap4r -
ruby-unicode -
ruby-xmlparser -


Type URL
Binary Package apt-listbugs_0.1.16_all.deb
Source Package apt-listbugs

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install apt-listbugs deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install apt-listbugs




2014-10-11 - Francesco Poli (wintermute) <invernomuto@paranoici.org>
apt-listbugs (0.1.16) unstable; urgency=medium
* updated French translation, thanks to Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner!
(Closes: #762089)
* updated Slovak translation, thanks to Ivan Masár! (Closes: #762181)
* updated Basque translation, thanks to Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio!
(Closes: #762788)
* improved Czech translation, thanks to s.r.o. MARVINS!
* bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.6: no changes needed
* updated Polish translation, thanks to Tomasz Nitecki!
* updated Spanish translation, thanks to Jonathan Bustillos! (Closes: #764425)
* updated Galician translation, thanks to Jorge Barreiro!
2014-09-17 - Francesco Poli (wintermute) <invernomuto@paranoici.org>
apt-listbugs (0.1.15) unstable; urgency=medium
* updated Swedish translation, thanks to Per Andersson! (Closes: #759396)
* updated Norwegian Bokmål translation, thanks to Hans Fredrik Nordhaug!
* updated Danish translation, thanks to Joe Dalton! (Closes: #759773)
* updated Japanese translation, thanks to "victory"!
* updated Italian translation, thanks to Luca Monducci! (Closes: #760742)
* updated Portuguese translation, thanks to Miguel Figueiredo!
(Closes: #761303)
* added Turkish translation, thanks to Mert Dirik! (Closes: #761327)
* updated Czech translation, thanks to Miroslav Kure! (Closes: #761480)
* updated German translation, thanks to Chris Leick! (Closes: #761689)
2014-08-23 - Francesco Poli (wintermute) <invernomuto@paranoici.org>
apt-listbugs (0.1.14) unstable; urgency=medium
* fixed "please don't break apt on failures": when ruby-debian binary
library fails to load, suggest a possible way to fix things up
and then exit with error (Closes: #747487)
* simplified use of dpkg-parsechangelog in various places
* made the --force-pin option the new fallback mode for all cases
where standard output is not a tty (this implies that unattended
installations/upgrades will automatically pin buggy packages!)
* enhanced internationalization of error and warning messages
* enhanced error handling (also catch Errno::EBADF in apt mode)
* added a dependency on ruby-unicode to correctly compute the width
of asterisk headers and of output to be updated
* fixed "Please provide a way to stop the querying of bug reports when
there are a lot of them.": it is now possible to make apt-listbugs
exit immediately (and successfully) by sending it a SIGUSR1, for
instance with the command "killall -USR1 apt-listbugs" (Closes: #273565)
* added a warning about pinning: when /etc/apt/preferences cannot be
written to, apt-listbugs warns the user, rather than crashing
* enhanced aptcleanup:
- added file access error handling for cases where /etc/apt/preferences
does not exist or is not readable
- clarified one debug message
- internationalized non-debug messages
* improved detection of previous pins when pinning buggy packages
* fixed "manually ignored bugs should have a comment, too": a comment line
is now added in a way similar to the line added for automatically ignored
bugs (Closes: #484423)
* updated Danish translation, thanks to Joe Dalton! (Closes: #754131)
* fixed "faster method to select bugs": bugs are now also assigned short
identifiers of the form "b<id>" (Closes: #532678)
* re-upgraded the recommendation of ruby-xmlparser to a dependency, since,
without it, apt-listbugs is really slow when retrieving large numbers of
* improved HTML bug lists (charset is now also declared in a meta http-equiv
statement, in order to enhance portability of the generated HTML page)
* fixed "Please support writing APT pinning to /etc/apt/preferences.d/":
package pins are now stored in /etc/apt/preferences.d/apt-listbugs;
see the NEWS file, in case you need to downgrade to a previous version
(Closes: #719988)

See Also

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