[Aptitude-devel] Bug#686573: aptitude: abort at apt-listchanges prompt clears auto-installed on packages marked for removal

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 12:07:10 UTC 2012

Package: aptitude
Severity: important

Originally filed under a different report [1] but is actually a
distinct issue.

From: Uoti Urpala <uoti.urpala at pp1.inet.fi>
To: 432017 at bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#432017: Aptitude forgets about "automatically installed"
 status on upgrade.
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 07:28:17 +0300

Another thing which seems to reliably lose state:
- setup apt-listchanges to show changelogs and prompt for confirmation
- start an upgrade which would remove some now unused packages
- answer 'n' to the apt-listchanges prompt

The packages that would have been removed have now lost automatic
status, and will not be removed if you restart the upgrade.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=432017;msg=141

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