[Aptitude-devel] aptitude 0.6.6-1 available on mentors.d.n

David Kalnischkies kalnischkies+debian at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 13:29:59 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 15:01, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Sven Joachim wrote:
>> > It would be appreciated if people testing this version keep an eye on
>> > the multi-arch changes.  There are still some noticable deficiencies
>> > due to the internal model of APT, but most should agree the the
>> > situation is a strong improvement.
>> Have you tested aptitude with the apt version in experimental yet?
> JFTR: It needs to be specifically build against that apt version then.
> Which means to remove aptitude before building aptitude against apt
> from experimental...

No. You can apt-get install libapt-pkg-dev/experimental
to install the dev package as well as the (new) library packages.
You can't install the new apt version, that's right, but you don't have to
to use the library (the download methods are in the apt package, but
as the library uses a text-interface to communicate with them
the "old" methods can work with the new library without a problem).

Just make sure to rebuild (or install from experimental) libept first
against the new libapt api - otherwise ld will have a lot of fun mixing
two libapt versions together for aptitude (but it warns you about that).

Last time i tried building aptitude with libapt/experimental it was
successful (built - i haven't installed nor tested it at all).

Best regards

David Kalnischkies

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