[Aptitude-devel] Bug#686626: found 686626 in aptitude/, found 686346 in apt/

Francesco Poli invernomuto at paranoici.org
Sat Sep 8 21:13:11 BST 2012

On Sat, 08 Sep 2012 20:05:41 +0200 Niels Thykier wrote:

> On 2012-09-08 18:33, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > Does this mean that the bug was introduced by aptitude/
> > Or is the bug present in aptitude/0.6.8-1, as well?
> > 
> > Please let me know, thanks for your time.
> > 
> according to bts(1):
> """
>        found bug [version]
>            Indicate that a bug was found to exist in a particular
>            package version.
> """
> So, it means it is (allegedly) "present" in aptitude

Yes, that was clear.
Thanks a lot for your quick reply.

Let me rephrase the question, though: do you happen to know whether the
bug is already present in aptitude/0.6.8-1?
Does anyone else know?

> My intention with was two-fold:
>  * Ensure the bugs were not marked affecting stable
>  * Ensure that if the bug is fixed in unstable that it will stay on the
>    "RC radar" till the package has migrated to testing.

These are indeed good reasons for your "found" command.

The rationale behind my question is instead the following doubt: what
if I pin aptitude to version 0.6.8-1? Is it useful to avoid being hit
by this bug or is it totally useless?

The BTS version tracking currently sees this bug as found in
aptitude/ .
Hence, as far as apt-listbugs can tell, the upgrade from
aptitude/0.6.8-1 to aptitude/ would introduce this bug into my
testing boxes: for this reason, apt-listbugs offered me to pin aptitude
to the currently installed version (0.6.8-1)...
If we know that the bug is already present in version 0.6.8-1, then we
should add that version to the list of "found" versions in the BTS, so
that apt-listbugs knows that there's no point in preventing the
0.6.8-1 -> upgrade (the bug is already present in the boxes
having aptitude/0.6.8-1 installed).

I hope this clarifies the reason why I am asking.
Thanks for your time!

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