[Aptitude-devel] Bug#693684: aptitude: "-t unstable show <package>" doesn't show expected version of package

Jörg-Volker Peetz jvpeetz at web.de
Mon Nov 19 09:22:03 UTC 2012

Package: aptitude
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

the command

    aptitude -t unstable show <package>

actually shows information of the version of <package> in the default (here:
testing) release, while the command

    aptitude show <package>/unstable

works as described in the documentation of aptitude and shows the
description of <package> in the unstable release.

In previous versions of aptitude both commands resulted in the same

Best regards,

-- Package-specific info:
<#part type="text/plain" disposition=attachment description="Bug script output">
Terminal: eterm-color
$DISPLAY is set.
which aptitude: /usr/bin/aptitude

aptitude version information:
aptitude compiled at Nov  7 2012 07:08:03
Compiler: g++ 4.7.2
Compiled against:
  apt version 4.12.0
  NCurses version 5.9
  libsigc++ version: 2.2.10
  Ept support enabled.
  Gtk+ support disabled.
  Qt support disabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 5.9.20110404
  cwidget version: 0.5.16
  Apt version: 4.12.0

aptitude linkage:
	linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007fffa9fb9000)
	libapt-pkg.so.4.12 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.4.12
	libncursesw.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncursesw.so.5 (0x00007faa95d73000)
	libtinfo.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5 (0x00007faa95b49000)
	libsigc-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsigc-2.0.so.0 (0x00007faa95944000)
	libcwidget.so.3 => /usr/lib/libcwidget.so.3 (0x00007faa95644000)
	libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12 => /usr/lib/libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12 (0x00007faa953a3000)
	libxapian.so.22 => /usr/lib/libxapian.so.22 (0x00007faa94fbe000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007faa94da7000)
	libsqlite3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsqlite3.so.0 (0x00007faa94afa000)
	libboost_iostreams.so.1.49.0 => /usr/lib/libboost_iostreams.so.1.49.0
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007faa946c5000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007faa943bd000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007faa9413b000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007faa93f25000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007faa93b9d000)
	libutil.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libutil.so.1 (0x00007faa9399a000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007faa93796000)
	libbz2.so.1.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0 (0x00007faa93585000)
	libuuid.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libuuid.so.1 (0x00007faa93380000)
	librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007faa93177000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007faa9692e000)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (5, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.6.6 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common 
ii  libapt-pkg4.12  
ii  libboost-iostreams1.49.0  1.49.0-3.1
ii  libc6                     2.13-35
ii  libcwidget3               0.5.16-3.4
ii  libept1.4.12              1.0.9
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.7.2-4
ii  libncursesw5              5.9-10
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a        2.2.10-0.2
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstdc++6                4.7.2-4
ii  libtinfo5                 5.9-10
ii  libxapian22               1.2.12-1
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.7.dfsg-13

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
pn  apt-xapian-index                <none>
ii  aptitude-doc-en [aptitude-doc]
pn  libparse-debianchangelog-perl   <none>
ii  sensible-utils                  0.0.7

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  debtags  <none>
pn  tasksel  <none>

-- no debconf information

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