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

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 01:50:03 GMT 2012

Control: reassign -1 libapt-pkg4.12

On 21 December 2012 21:46, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
> 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?

>> 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
> likely.
> 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.

Neither did I.  It may have been on another packages bug report, or
maybe I am just dreaming.

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