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

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sat Jun 29 08:27:43 UTC 2013

On 29 June 2013 16:14, Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29 June 2013 15:14, Harald Dunkel <harri at afaics.de> wrote:
>> Package: aptitude
>> Version:
>> Usually I have both testing and unstable in my sources.list.
>> Problem: If I explicitly downgrade a package to testing (e.g.
>> cryptsetup), then
>>         aptitude search ~U
>> or      aptitude search ~ahold
>> don't tell later. Removing "testing" from sources.list doesn't
>> help.
> Please list the steps used to downgrade the package.  Do you use
> apt_preferences(5) (“pinning”) or package holds to achieve this?

Also note that ‘aptitude search ~ahold’ will not return packages held
with other programs, e.g. ‘apt-mark hold foo’.  See

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