[Aptitude-devel] Bug#714429: Bug#714429: search for explicitly downgraded packages

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 02:51:44 UTC 2013

On 29 June 2013 17:57, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
> Daniel Hartwig wrote:
>> Please list the steps used to downgrade the package.
> Select a package, press "v", press "+" on the package in Testing,
> press "g" 2x.
> After the package has been downgraded, exit aptitude. Start aptitide
> again and the package won't be listed in the list of upgradable
> packages (i.e. not match ~U).

The request to install the older version is being stored in pkgstates
file, even though it has already been performed.  Starting the program
again sets the candidate version as requested, that version is already
installed, so the package is not considered upgradable.

That is indeed a bug as the downgrade request should not be saved once
it is performed.

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