[Aptitude-devel] Bug#720386: aptitude: Upgrade marks newly installed packages as manually installed

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Wed Aug 21 10:29:59 BST 2013

And here's the diff of /var/lib/apt/extended_states between the
contents before and after the upgrade:

--- extended_states     2013-08-21 11:13:18.000000000 +0200
+++ /var/lib/apt/extended_states        2013-08-21 11:18:36.000000000 +0200
@@ -8630,7 +8630,11 @@
 Architecture: amd64
 Auto-Installed: 1
-Package: libopenmpi1.3
+Package: libcr0
+Architecture: amd64
+Auto-Installed: 1
+Package: libhwloc-plugins
 Architecture: amd64
 Auto-Installed: 1

One can see that libopenmpi1.3 has been removed from the file as
expected, but libopenmpi1.6 hasn't been added to this file, so that
it doesn't have "Auto-Installed" information. I suspect that it is
0 (manual installation) by default. Indeed, if I run aptitude and
search for libopenmpi1.6, it does not have the A flag, i.e. it is
regarded as manually installed, as announced before the upgrade.

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