[Aptitude-devel] Avoiding virtual package "expansion"

Marc Pirotte marc at scaphosec.com
Tue Mar 23 12:03:13 UTC 2010


Is it possible to avoid virtual package "expansion" with aptitude ? I mean:

$ aptitude show aptitude | egrep ^Recommends
Recommends: aptitude-doc-en | aptitude-doc, libparse-debianchangelog-perl

$ aptitude search ~RBrecommends:aptitude
v   aptitude-doc                    -                                           
p   aptitude-doc-cs                 - Czech manual for aptitude, a terminal-base
p   aptitude-doc-en                 - English manual for aptitude, a terminal-ba
p   aptitude-doc-fi                 - Finnish manual for aptitude, a terminal-ba
p   aptitude-doc-fr                 - French manual for aptitude, a terminal-bas
p   aptitude-doc-ja                 - Japanese manual for aptitude, a terminal-b
p   libcwidget3-dbg                 - high-level terminal interface library for 
p   libparse-debianchangelog-perl   - parse Debian changelogs and output them in

Actually, every package providing "aptitude-doc" is shown in the output of the second command.
Is there a way to avoid this?


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