[Aptitude-devel] Bug#579071: aptitude: Recommends-Important and Suggests-Important do not work

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 04:03:04 BST 2012

On 14 September 2012 07:45, Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo at scientia.net> wrote:
> Hi Daniel.
> So given that the issue with "lost" A flags is still existent,... even
> though it happens far less frequently (I vaguely remember some changelog
> entry in aptitue with respect to this)...

FYI that change was in 0.6.4.  The combination of apt > 0.8.?? and
aptitude < 0.6.4 caused upgrading any package to always clear the
auto-installed flag.

> and that you have now
> re-dedicated that bug to the documentation part only,... I guess the
> other part of it is now fully tracked in #508428 and #537735
> ?!

Correct.  I strongly suspect that those two are in fact the same bug
(same cause) but have not yet investigated either thoroughly enough to
make a conclusion.

The same is probably true of many of the remaining auto-installed bugs.
The full set is tracked [1] for the interested.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=auto-installed;users=aptitude-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org

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