[Aptitude-devel] Bug#421043: aptitude: Please allow forgetting new packages individually

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Thu Jan 10 13:32:06 UTC 2013



Josh Triplett wrote:
> I use the "New Packages" list as an "I should look at this" todo list.  I'd
> really like the ability to "forget new" for individual packages or sections
> from this list, rather than only the entire list at once.  That way, I can go
> through the list, forget the newness of most of the packages, and leave a few
> for later perusal.

I was about to write more or less the wishlist bug report with exact
the same reasoning. Because that didn't work:

# aptitude forget-new ~sdebug
E: The forget-new command takes no arguments

Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe wrote:
> I second this wishlist item (if that helps somehow :)).

Seconded, too. :-)

> Currently, I'm manually editing the pkgstates file to set Unseen: no
> whenever I have some packages I like to keep on the "New" list.
> It would be great to have an opportunity to do this on the commandline
> and/or in the GUI.

And with patterns! :-)

		Regards, Axel
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