[Aptitude-devel] Bug#656944: search shows wrong version

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 01:37:11 BST 2012

On 14 September 2012 05:44,  <jidanni at jidanni.org> wrote:
> Thanks for analyzing the problem so thoroughly!

You possible did infer that I was quite shocked when I first went to
add support for “PATTERN:ARCH” on the command line.

Since my response was quite long, attempting to cover the full scope
of the issue, I will reiterate the point which applies to your
original report: if this is to work in the future, the syntax would

$ aptitude COMMAND '?narrow(~i, ~nmodule-init-tools)=matched'

which for most commands is straight forward.  For search, I wonder if
it should display an entry for every version or still only one per
package, if so, which version gets used when there are multiple?

Anyway, as hinted in my follow-up to #687474 a solution for the
inconsistency between commands is near.


P.S. super wishlist: detect if a search pattern with ~i, or another
version-ish term was used, without ?narrow and hint the user that they
maybe intended to include the later.

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