[Aptitude-devel] Bug#683859: Bug#683859: aptitude: APT::Get::Build-Dep-Automatic is not honored

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sat Aug 4 21:51:35 UTC 2012

Hi Andrew,

thanks for your report.

Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> The "apt-get build-dep" command honors the APT::Get::Build-Dep-Automatic
> option (to mark installed packages as automatically installed).  The
> "aptitude build-dep" command does not honor this option.  It would be
> less confusing if both would honor this option.

I'm not sure if that would work as expected, because in comparison to
apt-get (which just tells the user about no more needed packages by
default), aptitude automatically uninstalls by default all packages
which are marked as automatically installed and which have not at
least one reverse dependency installed. This means aptitude would
uninstall all those packages on the next aptitude run.

On the other hand, that could be a useful feature for systems with low
disk space like netbooks. :-)

		Regards, Axel
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