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

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 01:03:57 BST 2012

Control: severity -1 minor

On 9 September 2012 04:13, Francesco Poli <invernomuto at paranoici.org> wrote:
> 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?

Technically yes, this was introduced in by the fix for
#680333 (a similar bug which has much greater impact).  Do upgrade.

Directly, this only concerns “Reconfigure package” action in the
interactive interface, though aptitude is also affected by the
presence of #686346 in all recent versions of apt (it was not
specifically introduced by

To be hit by either bug a system must be in the (rare?) situation of
having installed a package with no architecture.  See the original


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