[Aptitude-devel] Bug#695725: Bug#695725: aptitude without xapian

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 04:21:01 GMT 2012

On 12 December 2012 11:37,  <jidanni at jidanni.org> wrote:
>>>>>> "DH" == Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com> writes:
> DH> Ok.  You shouldn't get any bumps with just the library installed.
> OK, I suppose the procedure for new installs for users like me would be
> # apt-get install aptitude
> # aptitude purge python-xapian

It is apt-xapian-index that has the offending cron job, not
python-xapian.  The later is just a python interface to libxapian22
and is very much idle when installed by itself.

Anyway, in the next release we will be downgrading apt-xapian-index to
Suggests, since aptitude makes very little use of it.

> Maybe a note about it should be made somewhere.

We already have many notes about various things and still receive
questions and bug reports that are answered by those notes.  People
tend to miss a sizable subset of relevant notes.  Passing.

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