[Aptitude-devel] Bug#696411: aptitude: Missing dependency on apt?

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Dec 21 13:46:24 GMT 2012

Hi Daniel,

Daniel Hartwig wrote:
> On 20 December 2012 22:19, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
> > So since apt is not essential, but aptitude needs some binaries out of
> > that package to perform very common actions, aptitude must have a
> > dependency on apt
> Such a dependency belongs to libapt-pkg, or to move the basic
> method drivers to that package.

Granted, that'd be the better solution. Reassign to src:apt?

> It is libapt-pkg that uses them, aptitude only requests to acquire
> some file and knows nothing about any of these drivers or their
> usage.

That's why I hoped for a comment by you. :-)

> This otherwise requires adding such a dependency to all libapt-pkg
> consumers.


> I recall this may have been discussed this year, though do not
> recall the outcome.

Not on aptitude's list, I guess. Otherwise I'd remember it very

On the deity list? I looked through the past two years for libapt-pkg,
methods and dependencies in the threads' subjects, but haven't found
any promising subject.

		Regards, Axel
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