[Aptitude-devel] About the status and plans for aptitude

Diggory Hardy diggory.hardy at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 21:29:56 UTC 2012

> > No, that's Perl. ;-)
> >
> >> Just kidding,
> >
> > (SCNRE)
> Probably not important, but I am not familiar with this acronym and
> the online oracle didn't tell me anything about it...
Maybe it's not an acronym — 'sincere'? Perl I stear clear of...

Okay... I'll try digging in a little. Why does the deb description still
mention that aptitude is year 2000 compliant?

More seriously, I see that aptitude still uses autotools... fine, though
not my preference (I found it less work to switch a project to cmake in the

I got as far as building aptitude tonight, by installing the following
packages (the last few in the list weren't mentioned by configure, but only
cropped up when building):
> libncursesw5-dev libapt-pkg-dev libept-dev libsigc++-2.0-dev
libcwidget-dev libvte-dev libboost-dev google-mock libsqlite3-dev po4a
librsvg2-bin elinks libcppunit-1.12-1

I also had several errors of this form, which mean nothing to me:
> Error: no ID for constraint linkend:
> Error: no ID for constraint linkend:

Good night, all
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