[Aptitude-devel] Bug#248561: Bug#248561: still valid?

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Dec 14 13:50:18 GMT 2012

Hi Thomas,

Thomas Koch wrote:
> I just added the following to my /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/mine:
> Aptitude::UI::Package-Display-Format "%c%a%M %p %t %v %V";
> Now I see, whether a package comes from testing, unstable or experimental.


> Is this a solution of this issue?

No. That was already mentioned in

Run "apt-cache policy". You'll get entries like this one:

 500 http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ squeeze/updates/main amd64 Packages
     release v=6.0,o=Debian,a=stable,n=squeeze,l=Debian-Security,c=main

%t shows what is printed behind "a=" (i.e. "stable"), not what's
printed behind "o=" (i.e. "Debian") which what is requested.

You though can display the origin by grouping by origin:

Aptitude::UI::Default-Grouping "status,pattern(?architecture(foreign) => Foreign architecture, ?true ||),section(subdir,passthrough),pattern(~O, ?true ||),pattern(~A, ?true ||),pattern(!~M~i => Explicitly installed, ~M => Installed via dependencies, ?true ||),section(topdir),priority";

(That line does some more things, but includes grouping by Origin,
too. It's left as execise to the reader to figure out which part is
the grouping by Origin. :-)


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