[Aptitude-devel] Bug#702185: Bug#702185: aptitude: Command for a future installation of a package

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sun Mar 3 16:47:57 UTC 2013

Control: merge 341574 -1

Hi Nicolas,

thanks for your suggestion.

Nicolas Patrois wrote:
> When you want to install a package that is in a more recent version
> of Debian but not in the one you run and if you are patient enough
> not to backport, why not adding a new command?
> aptitude might have an other command, say will-install or
> future-install.
> Three examples:
> "aptitude will-install pygal" creates a fake entry for pygal and
> will check every update if the package is available or not. If yes,
> it will propose its installation (or install it without asking if
> the right checkbox is checked).
> "aptitude will-install" prints the wishlist.
> "aptitude wont-install pygal" removes the pygal entry.

This seems to me the same idea as http://bugs.debian.org/341574, hence
merging. Feel free to unmerge the two wishlist bug reports in case you
think that they propose different things.

		Regards, Axel
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