[Aptitude-devel] Bug#695725: Bug#695725: why says Recommends when in fact Depends

jidanni at jidanni.org jidanni at jidanni.org
Wed Dec 12 00:16:14 GMT 2012

>>>>> "AB" == Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> writes:

AB> So the bug is about the fact that "aptitude why" just shows one
AB> possible path and not all of them? Or at least not the most
AB> obvious from your point of view?

Well all I know is the bottom line is
>> aptitude : Depends: libxapian22 but it is not going to be installed.

So "bait and switch"! "sucker punch" "say one thing and then do another" etc. etc.

The user feels he fully researched the path with "why" only to find out
"ha ha, gotcha".

AB> BTW, was python-xapian marked as "automatically installed" or not?
# aptitude search python-xapian
i   python-xapian                                   - Xapian search engine interface for Python

> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=588089#76
OK, but they really should fix that little thing so one can finally
uninstall that Xapian stuff if one does not want to use it... but I
suppose that would take a whole aptitude-no-xapian at this point.

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