[Aptitude-devel] Bug#659479: aptitude: Too chatty even with --quiet=9

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 16:51:16 UTC 2012

severity 569516 minor
merge 569516 659479
tags 569516 + patch pending

On 11 February 2012 20:40, Toby Speight <T.M.Speight.90 at cantab.net> wrote:
> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.6.4-1.2
> Severity: minor
> Aptitude is an awesome tool, but one thing that annoys me is a bunch of
> progress messages that can't be eliminated even at the highest 'quiet'
> setting:
> /--------
> | # aptitude -q9 update
> | Reading package lists...
> | Building dependency tree...
> | Reading state information...
> | Reading extended state information...
> | Initializing package states...
> | Writing extended state information...
> | Deleting obsolete downloaded files
> \--------

[In theory, -q2 is the maximum effective level.]

This problem is already reported.  The attached patch fixes it:

# ./aptitude -q1 update
Hit http://ftp.wa.au.debian.org sid InRelease
Hit http://ftp.wa.au.debian.org sid/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://ftp.wa.au.debian.org sid/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://ftp.wa.au.debian.org sid/main Translation-en
Reading package lists...
Updating debtags database...
# ./aptitude -q2 update
# ./aptitude -q2 full-upgrade
The following packages will be upgraded:
  cpp-4.6 g++-4.6 gcc-4.6 gcc-4.6-base libcups2 libgcc1 libgomp1
  libquadmath0 libstdc++6 libstdc++6-4.6-dev libstdc++6-4.6-doc
  python-xapian vim vim-common vim-runtime
The following partially installed packages will be configured:
15 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 32.9 MB/33.1 MB of archives. After unpacking 59.4 kB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n

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