[Aptitude-devel] Bug#705612: aptitude: /var/log/aptitude does not distinguish between remove and purge

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Wed Apr 17 13:36:45 UTC 2013

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.6.3-3.2
Severity: minor

After an "aptitude purge ~c", /var/log/aptitude looks as if those
packages were removed (and not just their configurations purged):

Aptitude 0.6.3: log report
Tue, Apr 16 2013 09:30:43 +0200

IMPORTANT: this log only lists intended actions; actions which fail due to
dpkg problems may not be completed.

Will install 0 packages, and remove 55 packages.
[REMOVE] autofs
[REMOVE] cron-apt
[REMOVE] dbconfig-common
[REMOVE] emacs21
[REMOVE] emacs21-bin-common
[REMOVE] emacs22-nox
[REMOVE] klogd
[REMOVE] liba52-0.7.4
[REMOVE] libart-2.0-2
[REMOVE] libbind9-0
[REMOVE] libbind9-40
[REMOVE] libcupsys2
[REMOVE] libdirectfb-0.9-25
[REMOVE] libdns22
[REMOVE] libdns45
[REMOVE] libdns55
[REMOVE] libevtlog0
[REMOVE] libgnutls13
[REMOVE] libgpmg1
[REMOVE] libgssapi2
[REMOVE] libhal1
[REMOVE] libhd13
[REMOVE] libisc11
[REMOVE] libisc45
[REMOVE] libisc52
[REMOVE] libisccc0
[REMOVE] libisccc40
[REMOVE] libisccfg1
[REMOVE] libisccfg40
[REMOVE] libldap2
[REMOVE] liblwres40
[REMOVE] liblwres9
[REMOVE] liblzo1
[REMOVE] libmpeg3-1
[REMOVE] libneon25
[REMOVE] libneon26
[REMOVE] libopencdk8
[REMOVE] libpcap0.7
[REMOVE] libpci2
[REMOVE] libphp-adodb
[REMOVE] libportaudio0
[REMOVE] libpq4
[REMOVE] librrd2
[REMOVE] libungif4g
[REMOVE] libxtrap6
[REMOVE] libxxf86misc1
[REMOVE] linux-image-2.6.26-2-amd64
[REMOVE] mysql-server-5.0
[REMOVE] php5-mysql
[REMOVE] python2.4
[REMOVE] python2.4-minimal
[REMOVE] rsh-server
[REMOVE] sysklogd
[REMOVE] syslog-ng
[REMOVE] vim-tiny

Log complete.

This is misleading: I wondered quite a while how sysklogd, syslog-ng and
rsyslog (still installed) could be installed at the same time -- until I
found out that those were removed a long time ago and now just their
configurations were finally purged, too. (Hence severity minor instead
of wishlist.)

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.7
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (101, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 (SMP w/6 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  apt [libapt-pkg4.10] Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  libboost-iostreams1.42 1.42.0-4          Boost.Iostreams Library
ii  libc6                  2.11.3-4          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcwidget3            0.5.16-3          high-level terminal interface libr
ii  libept1                1.0.4             High-level library for managing De
ii  libgcc1                1:4.4.5-8         GCC support library
ii  libncursesw5           5.7+20100313-5    shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a         type-safe Signal Framework for C++
ii  libsqlite3-0           3.7.3-1           SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstdc++6             4.4.5-8           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libxapian22            1.2.3-2           Search engine library
ii  zlib1g                 1:  compression library - runtime

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
pn  apt-xapian-index              <none>     (no description available)
pn  aptitude-doc-en | aptitude-do <none>     (no description available)
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl 1.1.1-2.1  parse Debian changelogs and output
ii  sensible-utils                0.0.4      Utilities for sensible alternative

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  debtags                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  tasksel                       <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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