[Aptitude-devel] Bug#661678: aptitude: Command-line install conflicts cause stupid resolution attempts

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 17:57:58 UTC 2012

On 5 March 2012 01:16, Matthias Urlichs <matthias at urlichs.de> wrote:
> IMHO the 99% solution to this problem is to prevent this condition in the
> first place: if installing a (single) package FOO, any solution which does
> not in fact install FOO is by definition wrong and should be blocked
> before even entering the resolver.

There are some comments on wiki.d.o ("Handling the null solution" [1])
regarding this.

In your situation, did this "wrong" solution also include many
upgrades and installs?

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/AptitudeTodo

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